Friday, March 4, 2011

This Years Block of the Month

I belong to a Block of the Month group sponsored by a local quilt shop. It is a great group and a wonderful deal. In September we all purchase a kit for a block(unless you finish the quilt from the year before, then it's free). Each month following, all you have to do is bring in your finished block and you get a kit for the next month's block at no cost. However, if you miss the meeting or don't finish your block, you have to purchase the kit. Each year they choose a theme, last year's was "Along the Oregon Trail", this years is "What's your sign?". We are presented with a short program with interesting facts relating to the theme, then there is show and tell, then we get out kit for the next month. I haven't mention much about this years blocks because I was really sure that I was liking them, but they are finally growing on me! I showed you December's block a while ago but I will show you again.

 I really love this block. We were challenged to do something fancy with center. I have decided to use this block in a central medallion and surround it with the monthly blocks.
Here is my September block.
Now for the November block.
 Lastly, the January block.
Now if you are keeping track you will notice that I'm missing some. Yes, I'm behind again. October is missing and since I'm using December's block as the center, I will need another block to replace it. February's block is due tomorrow, so guess what I'm going to be doing this afternoon??? Here's a picture of all the finished blocks and the fabric's I'm planning on using for the three unfinished blocks.
 Now I guess I'd better get busy. Hopefully I'll have three new blocks to show you tomorrow.


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's going to be striking Jill!

Myra said...

As with your other BOMs in the past, this one is going to be stunning I am sure Jill!!!
Looking good so far! 8-)

Ivory Spring said...

Your blocks are so pretty! I love the colors.