Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sampler Quilt~Block of the Month (BOM)

Hi everyone,

I created a sampler quilt a few years back and decided to share the patterns with all of you! If you want to join us for the monthly BOM patterns, come back here each month or sign up for the RSS feed and I’ll have a new one on or before the 15th of each month. These blocks are 12″ finished.

This month we are creating the “Crosses and Losses” Block. Look for the pattern in the side bar! Check it out, now! If you want to join my Yahoo Group instead, join here. (1-19-2012 group is closed now. see BOM on this blog. )When you join you can upload your finished block and show others what they look like.

I made mine with Americana fabrics, but you can pick your own favorites! Be sure to choose colors that have HIGH contrast with each other so they stand out…for example…don’t choose prints that are the same intensity as they tend to blend into each other. Notice in the block, below, that the dark red and blue stand out against the white and red print.

When all 12 blocks are finished, we’ll put them together and make a queen sized quilt. OR you may choose to create individual projects out the blocks, too. Such as a wallhanging, pillows, runners, etc.
Here is an example of a wall hanging I made from two of the blocks:

This particular wallhanging was published in the July 2007 issue of Sewing Savvy Magazine . You may still be able to get an online e-magazine copy of the issue here.

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