Block of the Month

Block of the Month patterns

Kentucky Spirit September BOM

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September Block of the Month

The September Block of the Month appears complicated, however if you break down each Block, it is quite simple to complete.  To start with you need Light Blue (or white), Green, and Gold fabric. Cut the fabric as follows: Green fabric: Cut two 2″ x 12″ strips, and four 4″ squares. Gold fabric: Cut one 3 1/2″ square, and four 2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles. Blue fabric: Cut four 4″ squares, four 3 1/2″ squares, eight 2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles. Take the Blue and Green 4″ squares and put them right sides together, mark the squares along the diagonal and sew 1/4″ on each side of the line then cut along the drawn line and square up to 3 1/2″.

Take the Blue and Green 2″ x 12″ pieces of fabric and sew together, press the fabric towards the dark fabric.  Next sub-cut the strips into 2″ pieces (you should have 12 pieces).  Take eight strips and sew together creating a 4 patch:

four patch

4 Patch

Next you will take the remaining four pieces, and sew them to the 2″ x 3 1/2″ blue pieces. Finally, sew the 2″ x 3 1/2″ Blue and Gold pieces together making four pieces.  If you followed the above directions you should end up with the following stack of blocks:

The individual blocks making up the Kentucky Spirit September Block of the Month

The individual blocks making up the Kentucky Spirit September Block of the Month

All that is left is to assemble the blocks as pictured above and square the block to 15 1/2″ and you will be down. Hope to see you back for October’s Block of the Month! Happy Quilting 🙂 The Mad Quilter

Kentucky Spirit August BOM

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August Block of the Month

 

The August Block of the Month[glossary] is another simple [glossary]block to make.  For this block you will need Light Blue (or white), search Rust, and Light Green color fabrics.

Cut the fabrics as follows:

Light Green: Cut five 3 1/2″ squares.

Rust: Cut eight 4 1/2″ squares.

Light Blue: Cut four 3 1/2″ squares and eight 4 1/2″ squares.

Next placing the Rust and Light Blue 4 1/2″ fabrics right sides together, draw a diagonal line down the center.  Next you will sew a straight stitch 1/4″ on each side of the line.  Once completed cut the squares along the drawn line and press towards the darker color and square the block to 3 1/2″.

Arrange the blocks and sew them together as shown in the photo above and square the block to 15 1/2″.

Happy Quilting,

The Mad Quilter

Kentucky Spirit July BOM

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July Block of the Month

 

I have started working on a Block of the Month in July titled the Kentucky Spirit Quilt.  The above block, ambulance  titled “The Infield” is easy to make.  For this quilt block you will need three fat quarters, buy viagra one light green, stuff one dark green, and one light blue of white.

For the Blue fabric cut one strip 4″ x 24″ then sub-cut that into six 4″ squares.  Next cut a 2″ piece the width of fabric (WOF), and a final strip 2″ x 13″.

For the Light Green fabric a 2″ piece the width of fabric, and a final strip 2″ x 13″.

For the Dark Green fabric cut one strip 4″ x 24″ then sub-cut that into six 4″ squares.

Take the Dark Green and Light Blue 4″ x 4″ pieces and place them right sides together, draw a diagonal line along the squares then sew 1/4″ on each side of the drawn line.  Once completed cut on the drawn line and press towards the dark fabrics and square up to 3 1/2″.

Sew the Light Blue strips to the Light Green strips then sub-cut those into 2″ pieces (will make 26), next sew the strips into a four patch as shown above (you will need 13) and square up to 3 1/2″.

Sew the rows together as shown above and square the block to 15 1/2″.

 

Happy Quilting!

The Mad Quilter

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