Saturday, May 10, 2008
Block of the Month
While I am quilting away on my Nickel Dog Quilt, I thought I would share some of the other things I am working on. My local quilt shop has several Block of the Month clubs going on. One of the BOM clubs in a Feedsack Quilt sponsored by Thangles. With this club, you pay $6 the first month and you get these triangle papers by thangles and the first block which is below:
You then have until the end of the following month to come in with your finished block, show it to them, and purchase the next month for 1$. Yes, one dollar it is! Here is my block for February.
Here is my March block. I was one day late with turning this one in-I left work much later than I thought I would be able to and arrived at the store 5 minutes after they closed. So, I went in on the first of April (my birthday!); since I didn't get it in by the 31st, my new block was $6. I have learned not to procrastinate!
Finally, here is my block for April:
The fabrics are so neat and the blocks are 8.5 inches.
They also have a 1920's fabric BOM and they have two blocks per month. One of the blocks in pieced and the other is applique. I have a couple of the applique blocks to complete, but first I need to learn how to do that! Here are the April and May pieced blocks below. They finish at 6 1/2 inches square. These are 3$ per block-so a bit more expensive but they include the pattern so you learn how to make new blocks.