Traditionally, a block of the month program is all about making a sampler quilt. Each month a pattern is handed out. Each month you make a block for yourself. At the end of the program you have a pile of blocks intended to be used as the focus in one quilt.
Our program could work this way...
BUT ours has a twist!
Our Block of the Month (BOM) works much the same as a traditional BOM except the blocks are turned in for a chance to win enough of them to make a quilt.
Each month, members who choose to participate are given a kit and/or instructions for a block. That block is to be returned at the next monthly meeting. Members can make as many blocks as they want, but must take a kit for each one and return either the unfinished kits or the completed blocks at the next meeting. For each block completed their name is included in a drawing to win the blocks. One name is then drawn to win all of the blocks submitted.
Summer. Heat. Beach!
This months block is from the Missouri Star Quilt Company pattern ‘Sticks & Stones’. Our theme is ‘a day at the beach’ - except no sand!’ We are focusing on beachy colors - think sea, sun, ocean, sky at dawn or dusk - aqua, light blues, pinks and light purples - but no ‘sand’, cause no one likes sand in a bathing suit!
See their tutorial on how to make the block here:
Just make sure to stick to the colors above.
See you in August!