Block of the Moment (BOM)
Block of the Moment gives members an opportunity to learn a new skill. Guild members may purchase one or more packets ($2.00 each), which contain the necessary fabrics and instructions. Completed blocks are due back the following month. Each completed block earns the individual a place in the random drawing and a chance to win all the blocks. The quilt to the right (Raspberry Kiss) was created by Joann S. from BOM squares won in 2017.
Get ready for Spring! This cute bird will make a fun quilt. Many variations are possible including making a taller or shorter bird (by changing the leg length) or creating a mirror image so that the bird faces in the opposite direction. BOM available at the February meeting and due back in March.
The BOM for October is Polar Bear's Paw with the fabric selection putting a seasonal twist on a classic block. The sixteen half square triangles are made in two batches of eight each, using a sew then cut method.
April's Block of the Moment is scrappy red or blue wonky star block. This will make a fun Fourth of July quilt! The winner was Joy Beireis-Molnar.
The February/March Block of the Moment was Disappearing Nine Patch. It is a simple variation on the basic nine patch that can be laid out to create numerous visual effects. Fabrics are neutral grays and brightly colored florals, evoking the upcoming seasons of rain and new blooms. Kits will be sold in February and due back in March. Enough time for the winner to whip up a finish before “April showers bring May flowers!” The winner was Marge.
The Block of the Moment for October/November was Card Trick, done in wintery blues and grays. Twenty four triangles come together to form an optical illusion of overlapping fabrics. The winner was Bonnie.
The June Block of the Moment is Dutchman’s Puzzle, using a palette of primarily greens and yellows. The block is constructed using eight flying geese, which are cut and pieced using a no-waste method. The blocks were won by Barbara Rasmussen.
It's spring and time for the Totally Tulip quilt block. This block is fun and easy to put together. New this month, the instructions are available via a YouTube video. You can pause, rewind or watch it multiple times if any of the steps are confusing.
The lucky winner was Terry, whose completed quilt is shown here.
The BOM for March was the churn dash pattern, a traditional block assembled using half-square triangles, squares, and rectangles. The fabrics were an eight fat quarter set from Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley line paired with a dark gray background fabric from the coordinator's stash. The lucky winner was Heidi, shown here at Monday morning quilting class at the Mastick Center. The photo on the right shows the blocks being arranged on the design board.