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Block Of The Month

Hello there!  Welcome to my new quilt block learning adventure…

I’m a creature of habit and this year, I’m breaking out of my shell and trying new quilt blocks to build my skills and add to my toolbox.  I’m so glad you are going to join me on my new learning adventure!

I did NOT create the block designs AT ALL…These are blocks that I have found in my sewing experience and research (yeah, does reading quilt magazines count?  LOL).  I’m not taking credit for any of the design of these blocks.  I’m just trying to share them with you and build my own experience with different blocks.

This year will be all about the basics…Every quilt block should finish 12″ in the quilt and will all be at a beginner quilter’s level.  Are you ready for some fun?  Every single month will be posted here on this page, on the first of every month.  That gives us all 30 days or so to work on our block before the next block will be published here.

Welcome to the New Year!  


– January 2019 – 

Our first block of the month is a very basic block, but you practice lining up your points/corners of each block.

It is often called Garlic Knots or Arrowhead Puzzle Block…and every single block is 3.5″ square.

{CHEAT: AccuQuilt does have a cutting die for this shape.}

One great thing about this block…is that you can make it any size, very easily!  Just make every block the same size!  Need to use up a lot of scraps?  Want the blocks larger?  Make the each square 5″ and you will get each square 4 1/2″ finished in the block.  This will make the block size 18″!  That’s a huge block, but it could make a quick quilt top!  Maybe a nice baby blanket size would a 2 block by 2 block in this size?

The possibilities are endless…and that’s why I choose this quilt block pattern as our first block!

For additional creative interest, there are tons of finished Garlic Knots and Arrowhead Puzzle Block Quilts shown on Pinterest and other internet sites.

Remember to post pictures of your blocks on Facebook, Instagram, and here in the comments!  Please use the hashtags #mycharmedcabinlife,  #mcclbom or #mcclBlockofthemonth!  This will help us share our blocks with each other.  Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook too!

If you get behind, don’t worry…Post when you do finish!  There MAY be a surprise drawing giveaway at the end for those of us who finish every single month!  (Hint, hint!)

Ready?  Let’s GO!

– February 2019 – 

This month we are going to do…the Baby Bud block!  I love flowers and for the month of February, it just seems perfect to have this block part of our Back to the Basics Block of the Month Series!

 

– March 2019 – 

This is the Uneven 9 Patch Block with a border added to make the block 12.5″.

You can find all of the details and steps on how I made this block on the blog post for March 1st.

I used my AccuQuilt fabric cutter to make every size.  I have the 8″ cube and the 2.5″ strip cutter and this block came together so easily!

Out of the cube I used dies # 1, 2, 8, and the 2.5″ strip cutter.

This was a piece of cake!

You will need 3 different fabrics all color coordinating together in three different sizes.  You will need 4 (2.5”) squares, 4 (2.5” x 4.5”) rectangles, and 1 (4.5”) square (floral pattern fabric) to make each block. 

April 2019 – 

For April, I wanted a nice and easy block but yet, something that I’ve never done before.  So I’ve been looking at Flying Geese.  I needed simple for my first one…so I turned to my trusty AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter and looked through the book to give me some ideas.  I came across the SAWTOOTH STAR and I really liked it, plus it had Flying Greese and I’ve always wanted to try them but never brave enough.

You can find all of the details and steps on how I made this block on the blog post for April 1st. 


There’s two blog posts for April 1st.  No Fools Joke there!  

– May 2019 – 

Flying Geese are on my radar since last month’s block!  So this month I found one on Pinterest that I just fell in love with!

I hope you like it too!  This block lets me incorporate all the new fabrics I purchased recently for my quilt without too much of difference being noticed.

I also noted where I purchased my fabrics in this blogpost since I had so many questions email to me on where did I find the fabrics that I was using…

You can find all the details on today’s blogpost!  Just went live at 11:30AM central….

June 2019 – 

I found this month’s block on another quilter’s blog called A Quilting Life…and I really like this blog!  If you’ve never found her blog, you can go to her blog using the link on the June’s Block of the Month blog post!

I did add the border to make the block a larger size to meet my 12.5″ block size (unfinished).

I think it’s going to be a great addition to my quilt top.  I love the colors!  The funny thing about this block is that I had most of the pieces already cut and saved in my project box!  They were extra pieces I had saved from trimming and making other blocks for this quilt top!

July 2019 – 

Surprise!

This month was to be a super easy yet, traditional block for our sampler quilt!

August 2019 – 

It is the AMAZING Churndash Quilt Block!

This block can be seen in MANY Traditional Sampler Quilts, so why not ours?

Check out August 1st Blog Post for the latest and greatest on how to make this SUPER EASY block!

September 2019 – 

 

We’re quartering up the block and adding some color this month!

This one kept me on my toes but ultimately, this is a really great block and it really brings out the colors in the quilt top!

I’m very happy with this block!

 

 

 

October 2019 – 

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