Block of the Month & Patterns

2020/21 Theme “Scrap Sewciety BoM”

Each year a theme is picked for members to make and share a Block of the Month. At the end of the year (or after a couple of years…) we get to see each other’s quilts, and be amazed at the wonderful variety that came from one idea! This year, Sandy Beintema Lindal will be coordinating the EQG Scrappy Block of the Month (BoM). Here are Sandy’s note for Month One.

In our welcome email, we included the BoM Overview which listed the fabric requirements and supply list.. you can find it here: Scrappy BOM Overview.  Also, please note that this pattern is property of Sandy Beintema Lindal and it is not to be reproduced.  Members of the Etobicoke Quilters’ Guild or EQG Block of the Month Club may use this pattern for personal use only. The instructions will be posted in the Members Only section on the EQG website, and are for reference purposes only.

ARE YOU READY FOR MONTH #2?

This month we are doing 2 blocks, both have connector corners. If you are not familiar with connector corners, I have included a PDF instruction sheet with different ways to make them.  Once again, the block instructions are written for sets of 5.  Please read the instructions before cutting your fabric. I have also included a foundation pattern for the flying geese blocks for those that prefer this method for accuracy.  There are many online instructions for foundation paper piecing if you choose to go that route. Please square and trim your blocks as you complete them, it does really help you to get a more evenly finished project .  If you choose this method please make sure that your printer is set at 100%, the outer lines of the block must be 3 1/2”.

I have lots of little bits of fabric to use up, so this month I made my 10 star blocks all slightly different.  I have included the cutting instruction for one block in bold print at the bottom of the instruction sheet, if you wish to do the same.

You will find below PDFs with the block instructions for you to print or keep in a file. You will also find PDFs of my blocks in progress. If you should have any questions, please direct them to Mona as she is my administrator. She will be compiling frequently asked questions so that I am not repeating myself.  Thank-you for joining me on this scrappy journey, now let’s dig a little deeper into that stash!

flying Geese foundation pattern    Flying Geese assembly     Flying Geese

variable star           Variable Star Assembly         Connector Corner Instructions

HERE WE GO…  Month #1

This month we will be doing 3 easy straight cut blocks.  Please read through the instructions carefully before you start to cut your fabric.   Although the Scrap Sewciety Quilt BOM sample is done in tone-on-tone neutral fabrics, this time I will be making mine using many multicoloured fabrics.  I will be including pictures of the blocks in progress to help you understand my written instructions.  I will be making my blocks in sets of 5,  but there is nothing to stop you from making each block different, but seriously who wants to work that hard!

There are 3 PDF’s with the block instructions for you to print or keep in a file, as well as a PDF of my blocks in progress. Click on the links below.  Yes you are making 60 blocks this month, don’t start complaining already!  They are little and very easy!! What… did you think it was going to be a “quilt in a day”?  I am not Eleanor Burns! 

If you should have any questions, please direct them to Mona as she is my administrator. She will be compiling frequently asked questions so that I am not repeating myself. Thank-you for joining me on this scrappy journey, now let’s dig into that stash!

Humble Nine Patch Instructions and Humble Nine Patch Photos

Piano Keys Instructions and Piano Keys Photos

Puss in Corner Instructions and Puss in the Corner Photos

Here is a photo of my tone-on-tone version of this quilt (click on image for a closer view!).: