Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Block of the Month

I have designed a block of the month quilt for my local quilt guild. I thought I would share it here too. Here's what we are doing...each block will only be two colors. There will be a total of 10 blocks. Above is the suggested finished quilt, it is approximately 60" x 73", but you can put the blocks together any way you want. If you want to use only two fabrics in your quilt you will need approximately 4 yards of each fabric for the suggested finished quilt.

In our guild we raffle the blocks...if you make one you get a chance to win all of them. Each month I choose a color combination...it will be different for each month...that's why the instructions will be different colors each month. Feel free to do this with a group of friends.

If you would like to use my instructions for your quilt guild email me (wwvests@adelphia.net). I have a different instruction sheet that you would probably like to have and I can send it to you.
I would love to know who is using my instructions so if you are doing this as a group project let me know by email or a comment here. If you have any questions...let me know. Happy quilting!

Block of the Month
February 2007
Monkey Wrench
Block should measure 12 ½”.
Please make sure you are using an accurate ¼” seam allowance.

Colors for this month’s block exchange are red and white.
Fabric Requirements:
From white fabric cut:
Two 5” squares
Four 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles
One 4 ½” square

From red fabric cut:
Two 5” squares
Four 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the 5” white squares.

Place a 5” white square right sides together with a 5” red square. Sew ¼” seam on each side of the drawn diagonal line. Cut on the drawn line line and press the seam toward the red fabric. Trim to 4½”. Make 2 (which will result in four half-square triangles).

Sew each of the white 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles to the red 2 ½” x 4 ½’ rectangles. Make four.

Construct block in rows following the diagram:

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