Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Block of the Month February 2017

Hi all,
welcome to a new year of Blocks of the Month, or BOMs.

A huge thank you to Sandy who will continue to run the Block of the Month program for us this year.

Now over to Sandy.

SQUARES AND RECTANGLES

This is the how the blocks will look once made.  Notice my irregular edges!

This is how the blocks will look after being trimmed and sewn into a quilt.
Please DO NOT trim away irregular edges or make the block square as this will be 
done later to make the blocks a uniform size before sewing begins.

COLOURS
Please use plain black as shown in the sample block.
The small squares should be 2 of plain white fabric and 2 of predominately white 
with black patterns or prints fabric.
The red rectangle can be any print or pattern fabric that is predominately red.
The large rectangle can be any predominately black fabric with any white print or pattern.

CUTTING THE PIECES
Predominantly black fabric - cut one rectangle 12 x 5 1/4 inch
Predominantly red fabric - cut one rectangle 6 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch
Plain white - cut 2 rectangles 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch
Predominantly white with black print fabric 
 - cut 1 square 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch
 - cut 1 square 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch
Cut a strip of plain black fabric about 32 inches long x 1 1/2 inch wide then cut into 5 pieces 
 - one at 12 inch long
 - one at 3 1/4 inch long
 - one at 2 1/2 inch long
 - 2 at 6 1/4 inch long

MAKING THE BLOCK
Use 1/4 inch seam allowance
Join the longest black strip to the largest rectangle and press the seam allowance into the black strip

Join one one white rectangle to a black strip of the same length, then join the 3 1/4 inch predominantly white square to the same black strip.  Press the seam allowances to the black strip.

Join the 6 1/4 inch black strip to the bottom edge as shown.  
Press the seam allowances to the black strip.

Join the predominantly white square to the black strip of the same length, then join the white rectangle to the same black strip.  Press the seam allowances to the black strip.

Join this strip to the previously made section as shown.
Press the seam allowance to the black strip.

Join the previously made section to the 6 1/4 inch strip as shown above.  
Press the seam allowances to the black strip.

Join the red rectangle to the previously made section as shown.
Press the seam allowance to the black strip.

Join the 2 sections, as shown above to complete the block.
Press the seam allowance to the black strip.

The blocks you send will be made into quilts for our Aussie Heroes.  
Their quilts mean a lot to them and are greatly valued.  
THANK YOU sincerely for contributing to this work. 
If you include your email address, I can let you know when your blocks arrive.
Until next month,
Sandy

Please send finished blocks to
Sandy Corry
9 Wendouree Court
North Boambee Valley   NSW   2450 












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