*y'all have been such good sports all year~ I thought you deserved this month's block a little early ~enjoy!!
WELCOME TO THE 2012 HGTV FORUM BLOCK OF THE MONTH!
The theme this year is MAKE IT YOUR OWN!!!
ivy_cottage (Camilla) and I (CBQ, Little Red Hen) are 'egg'-cited and thrilled to be working with you on the BOM this year!
You are not swapping, exchanging or anything else, just make the blocks we suggest every month, show us a photo of your work, and be entered into a drawing for a wonderful prize. ALL board members are welcome to join us!
SEW ... each month, we will be doing a block from Quilter's Cache. We will also reveal some smaller blocks that you can make and join to your 12 inch block.
Credit: Marcia Hohn has graciously said we can use blocks from The Quilter's Cache again this year. Please read her Terms and Conditions at: http://www.quilterscache.com/. And follow the below guideline. "Should photographs of items made from Original designs be posted on your group website, they should also be clearly marked with the name of the pattern As I have it named, and that it is from The Quilter's Cache/Marcia Hohn." (Since you'll post your pictures in this thread, you will be covered by that statement.)
The smaller blocks are totally optional~ you can make what we suggest, make something else, or not make any at all! Make it your own!
This year we will challenge you to stretch your skills, ideas and creativity, while sewing and even trying new block patterns as well as methods. We are here to help! Use this thread to post your questions, problems anything related to the BOM~ and we will try to answer them for you.
One other important note~ we are NOT presenting you the blocks in any order. January's block will not go in the upper left hand corner of your quilt! Just to mix things up we are presenting them in no particular order, but if you join us for the year, in December we will reveal the layout we have chosen.
Now ... without further clucking ... HERE'S the JULY BLOCK ~~
Step 2~ the mini blocks will be posted below this post~~
SO Y'ALL COME ON AND HAVE SOME FUN!!!
AND DON'T FORGET TO POST THOSE PICS WE LOVE PICS!
NOTE: If you have trouble posting pictures, or have a challenge with resizing them to post, you can SEND THEM TO ONE OF US VIA EMAIL, and we will BE HAPPY to resize them and post for you !!!
Becky from NY
►►►JUNE WINNER ~ fishingwidow◄◄◄
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !This message has been edited. Last edited by: BOMchicks,
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Step 2~ the surrounding blocks~
Sashing~ Cut 2.5 inch strips. Two are cut at 12.5 inches, and two are cut at 16.5 inches. Sew to block.
The Churn Dash blocks
Make 5 blocks
Make 4 HST's for each block your favorite way. I cut 2 7/8th's squares, drew the line and sewed on either side. Square them up to 2.5 inches
Make 4 striped segments~
cut a 1.5 by 10.5 strip of your light and your dark for each block. Sew them together, cut into 2.5 inch segments; they should measure 2.5 inches square if your quarter inch seam is correct.
Cut one center for each block~ 2.5 inches.
Assemble as you would a 9-patch block except DO NOT sew the top row to one of the blocks. ~If you do, you will have to un-sew to assemble the large block. See my photo above.
Each block should measure 6.5 inches
*note how I made some with the main color as the Churn Dash and some the background makes the Churn Dash? If you always press to the dark, they go together really nicely when sewing everything together.
The Broken Dishes blocks
Remember last month I had you save the cut off HST's from the large flying geese? Select 8 of them and square them up to 2.5 inches. Sew together to make the two Broken Dishes blocks~~ easy right?
the 'connector' blocks
I cut 1.5 inch strips and squares and made the checkerboards and 4 patch. You can do that; or add four 2.5 inch squares; or a 2.5 inch square and a 2.5 x 6.5 inch strip.
***I don't normally show my 'backside', but I'm hoping you can see how easily everything fit together and how I pressed my seams. Sometimes I press the little open 4-patch in the center of 4 segments, and sometimes it has to be pressed one way or the other so the seams will snug together.
HGTV BOM! I'm SEW 'EGG'-cited!!
Ivy opted not to do the broken dishes and other little blocks because she had a great border fabric~~ Also notice how she changed the centers in some of the Churn Dash blocks? Another way to 'make it your own'!!
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Instructions - printed....check
So glad I stopped in. I like the Weathervane block Thanks
I'm on vacation in Canada, raining here now. No sewing machine, but I was just thinking about this block. One of the quilts on the bed here has the weather vane block and was thinking about trying it. Weird Huh??? Can't wait to get home and give this a try.
Hope you're having a great time despite the rain, patty j.
Send some rain my way, could ya?
Have a good time Patty! DOn't send the rain my way, we had lots last month
This block is fun and easy - I hope
It's easy with "lots" of possibilities.
106° yesterday here in the desert southwest...
Monsoon season is just around the corner bringing much needed rain... although I don't like the flash floods.
I just printed out the pattern for Patty j and me. She can do it when she returns and I will do mine this week. SueThis message has been edited. Last edited by: sister sue,
Good girl Sue, e-mail not working looks like I can post though?? Go figure. Beautiful here today mid 70;s sunny and everything real green. well the trees and grass anyhow. Lake beautiful. Enjoying . Pat.
Kathy you got your block done so fast and it looks beautiful. Congrat's to you. Hope everyone has a great 4th. Sue
I am really really trying to get caught up! Love what you all have been doing! Hope to post a block or two this month!
Kathy! Wow girl! You already got your July block finished!! And it is lovely!
►►►C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S, fishingwidow!◄◄◄
You are our June BOM winner!
I have sent you a pm. (ivy)
Happy Sewing this month, everyone!
HGTV BOM! I'm SEW 'EGG'-cited!!
Congrats to you, fishingwidow!!
Congrats fishingwidow ! Enjoy your price.
Kathy, wow. You're so fast and such a beautiful block!
Wow, Kathy, great job finishing your July block it is beautiful.
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Thank you, thank you!! Looking forward to my squishes. And I just loved the June block, my favorite so far!!
Congrat's fishingwidow on being the winner. I have finished my July BOM with my Asian fabric. I have attemped to resize 4 times and my computer is not cooperating. I usually post at Patty j's home, but she is on vacation . Will post when she returns. Sue
Hi all, For some reason I'm signed in, but can't see photo of Kathy's block. Bet it sure is purty though.
Sue what color did you use?? I know you have every rainbow Asian color made.LOL.
Pat- I made it with the orange flowers and my stonehenge dark gold. I love how it turned out.Sue
I have my block done but I turned the corners on all but 1 churn dash the wrong way. It doesn't look bad so I'm leaving them that way.
Becky from NY, I think your block is lovely and the churn dash blocks work great! Adds interest!
Everyone's blocks are so pretty. I hope I get to do this BOM but I've not had time to start yet.
Becky, I like the way yours looks even if it's not what was intended. That block probably already has a name but if not, you could give it a name and pretend that's what you meant to do all along. LOL
Can't wait to get to this one; looks pretty easy
I will have to wait a week or so since we leave for camping tomorrow.
Becky, I like your blocks! LOL! It does look good. I think I will do Ivy's block and not do the broken dishes.
Forgot to say: Congratulations fishingwidow!
Thanks again, ladies for doing this each and every month!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Chlynn1129,
One more block finished. Only I did my small blocks differnt.
I can see the blocks today (go figure) Handie, looks like your little blocks are more complicated, but they sure are pretty.
ETA: Kathy, your block is very pretty. Have fun canning, just remember how good everything will taste this winter, makes it worthwhile.LOLThis message has been edited. Last edited by: patty j,
Real pretty blocks.
Becky, Handie Ann and STinMT- all your blocks look great. Hope everyone has a great 4th. Sue
Handie and STinMT, love both of your blocks...Handie...I really like your little blocks...very detailed!
Great blocks ladies!
Kathy~ love the florals!
Becky~ yours looks great! I hadn't even thought what would happen if you turned the pieces, I like the outcome!
Handie~ aren't you clever! Very cute little blocks. They compliment your center very well.
ST~ great Chr!stmas block!
Happy 4th everyone!!
Here is my second block, Autumn & Wildlife.
STinMT...OMG woman! You do amaze me with getting THREE of these blocks made...with the small blocks...EVERY MONTH! They are all very interesting. Great job.
Here is my block for July. Quite a change for me to do pastels...my goal for this BOM is to learn how to piece traditionally better and to use stash. I have to say, I am starting to get the idea that you do have to measure very well for your pieces to fit. The other thing I am learning is that though you may measure, you can't just count on the 1/4 inch seam to get your points right...you have to move, push, pull, fanagle (sp?) to get some of them! For the most part I think my points are getting a little closer and I am pleased. I am also very happy that I have chosen to just make the main block this time around...
I am very impressed by all of you and your interesting and well executed blocks. Thanks for the inspiration!
Here it is...
Everyone is getting an early start on this block and they sure look great. Anael, looking for your block. You usually have it done very early. I hope you are feeling OK. Sue
Wow, such gorgeous blocks! I can't believe so many of you have finished this one already!
Sue, thanks so much for asking. Yes, I'm ok, playing catch up with several BOM's and BOW's. I think next week I will make this June and July block.
Anael- I am glad you are doing well. Looking forward to your blocks. Take care. Sue
I really like the bears in your block STinMT. Great way to fussy cut!
And Alex, your block is lovely! I would say you have points mastered! Did you really have to do a lot of finagling, pushing, pulling to get everything to fit? Generally Marcia gives squaring up tips and if you square the pieces before sewing the block it comes out very well. I love your florals!
Nice blocks gals! I just printed off the directions and hope to get it done this week.
Thank you CBQ! I have to admit (guiltily) that I haven't exactly been squaring up the pieces (like the hst's) before attempting to piece the finished block. Guess I better get off the lazy seat and do it! I am understanding the basic directions of things a little better now than when we first started this.
Regarding my block, I do love the sweetness of it but I am afraid it is too pale to blend with my other blocks very well so I have found a deeper pink in my stash that I will be replacing the light pink pieces with at some point. You know, when you are an art quilter you just put stuff on and take it off if it doesn't work but this traditional piecing really takes much more planning and foresight into how the colors and values will play together.
Thank you all for putting up with my ramblings throughout this process! It has been fun (?) and a huge challenge for me. Oh, just kidding about fun or not...it definately has been fun and I have so enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful work!!
Gorgeous blocks so far this month HandieAnn - I really liked your small block alternative.
Patty j came home safe and sound, so now I can post my July block, made with Asian fabric. Sue
I worked on my block last night and got it finished. Even my dog, Mya, was trying to help LOL. Think I got all the points right.
Such beautiful blocks already!
Becky, I love your churn dash blocks
Just wanted you to know that I got my FQ. AND I love it!!! It is holiday fabric with cardinals on it. Goes right with the quilt I am making now so plan on using it soon.
Thank you much.
Glad you liked the FQ, Mary. It is a favorite of mine, too!
~Started with the newest post, so need to backtrack to check out these beautiful blocks!
Finished my block early this month.
So much fabric-so little time
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