Block Of The Month

Each month members of our guild make a themed block using their own unique fabrics.
The finished quilt is donated to a local charity or organization.

September 2022 Block:

TESSERACT by Sarah Ruiz

September’s BOM can be found in issue 6 of MQG Journal.

This is a Y-seam and partial-seam block!

Make this block using GOLDEN YELLOW for the Fabric A.

Everything else can be PRINTS or SOLIDS!

The pattern is published here.

Please bring your finished block to our October meeting.

We’re always looking for volunteers to assemble the pieced blocks and finish the quilt - thanks!

This quilt will be donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center, or another suggested organization

Kirsten’s example using GOLDEN YELLOW for Fabric A.

August 2022 Block:

EQUINOX by Lou Orth

August’s BOM can be found in issue 1 of Modern Monthly.

This is a foundation paper pieced block!

Make this block using MEDIUM or LIGHT GRAY for the background (instead of peach as seen in the pattern).

Everything else can be PRINTS or SOLIDS!

The pattern is published here.

Please bring your finished block to our September or October meeting.

We’re always looking for volunteers to assemble the pieced blocks and finish the quilt - thanks!

This quilt will be donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center, or another suggested organization.

Kirsten’s example using medium gray as the background, instead of peach.

July 2022 Block:

ORGANIC DIAMOND by Hannah Haberkern

July’s BOM can be found in issue 2 of Modern Monthly.

Half of the block is traditionally-pieced, and half is foundation paper pieced!

Make this block using the suggested colors in the photo above, trying to match from your own stash.
The colors don’t have to be exact, just do the best you can!

You may use prints or solids - mix and match!

The pattern is published here.

Please bring your finished block to our AUGUST meeting.

We’re always looking for volunteers to assemble the pieced blocks and finish the quilt - thanks!

This quilt will be donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center, or another suggested organization.

Kirsten’s example using fabric colors (patterns and solids) that are similar to the original.

June 2022 Block:

SCRAPPY SNOWBALL by Sarah Chimblo

June’s BOM can be found in issue 4 of Modern Monthly. It is a traditionally-pieced, scrappy-style block! We will make the LARGE VERSION: Finished size is 15” x 15”.

We will use WHITE for Fabric B and BLACK for Fabric C (the center of the block)
Everything else should be a SOLID of any color! Make it scrappy!

The pattern is published here.

Please bring your blocks to our JULY meeting.

We’re always looking for volunteers to assemble the pieced blocks and finish the quilt - thanks!

The finished quilt will be donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Example block using WHITE & BLACK fabric in the center.

May 2022 Block:

INTERSECTION by Margot Yang

May’s BOM is from issue 3 of the MQG Journal. It is a traditionally-pieced block that can be assembled in a lot of interesting ways! Finished size is 12” x 12”.

We will use WHITE for Fabric C (two 6.5” squares, as noted on page 6)
Everything else can be a solid or print in any color.

The pattern is published here.

Please bring your blocks to our JULY meeting since we’re not meeting in-person in June.

We’re always looking for volunteers to assemble the pieced blocks and finish the quilt - thanks!

The finished quilt will be donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Example block. Use solid white or white-on-white for Fabric C.

April 2022 Block:

WISHES FOR UKRAINIAN PEACE by Members of the CDMQG

April's BOM was designed specially for the CDMQG's donation to Ukrainian relief efforts.

Using the kits we’ve provided, please make either:

* a foundation paper pieced dove block or
* a traditionally pieced sunflower block.

It is a 10" block, so your finished piecing should be 10.5" square.

Be sure to follow the directions that correspond to your kit.
(Even if you did not receive a fabric kit, you can still contribute a block for second quilt!)

Bring your blocks to our May meeting.

We’re looking for volunteers to assemble the pieced blocks and finish the quilt - thanks!

The finished quilt will be 40" x 60" and raffled to benefit Ukrainian Relief.

Examples of each block.

March 2022 Block:

MEXICAN TILE STUDY by Naomi Bombardi-Wilson

March’s BOM is from issue 5 of the MQG Journal. It is a foundation paper pieced block.

We will use BLACK for the background (solid or print) and really COLORFUL fabrics for the flying Vees (solid or print).

We will make the 10-inch size block.

Please bring your finished block to the April 2022 meeting!

VIEW PDF INSTRUCTIONS HERE
or here
https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/sites/default/files/Mexican%20Tile_Bombardi-Wilson_0.pdf

The instructions give templates for 3 different size blocks... remember to make the 10-inch size.

You’ll need to print your own paper templates to get started.

We're looking for volunteers to assemble the pieced blocks and make the finished quilt - thanks!

The finished quilt will be donated to a local Ukrainian refugee family.

March’s finished blocks!

February 2022 Block:

STRAWBERRY WILD by Sara Flynn

We will use RED or PINK for the berries, GREEN for the leaves, and GRAY for the background to unite all of our blocks. You may use solids, patterns, or a combination of fabrics for any of the colors.

Please bring your finished block to the March 2022 meeting!

VIEW PDF INSTRUCTIONS HERE
or here
https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/resources/strawberry-wild-block-april-may-june-2020

We're looking for volunteers to assemble the pieced blocks and the finished quilt - thanks!


The finished quilt will be donated to the Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center.

February’s finished blocks!

January 2022 Block:

CORNERED by Jamie Siel

Featured in MQG Modern Monthly

We will use NAVY BLUE as a featured color to unite all of our blocks.
(Use any navy fabric, from any fabric line, for any part of the block you choose. We simply want to ensure that navy appears somewhere in the block to unify all of them in the finished quilt. You may even use patterned fabric if you'd like! It will be interesting to see how the blocks come together!)

Please bring your finished block to the February 2022 meeting!

VIEW PDF INSTRUCTIONS HERE
or here
https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/sites/default/files/Siel_Cornered_Block.pdf

We're looking for volunteers to assemble the pieced blocks and the finished quilt - thanks!

The finished quilt will be donated to the
Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center.

January’s finished blocks!

We love quilting for others!

Please let us know if your organization would like to receive one of our charity quilts.
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