Block of the Month Quilt


The modern quilt guild I belong to offers a monthly block of the month pattern to all interested members. The pattern and suggested fabric colors are chosen by one individual. Typically my schedule is jammed so full of activities that I seldom participate. On one rare occasion I found myself with time to spare. I used the lull in activity to assemble and submit an entry in the block of the month group activity.

Members of the guild can make as many blocks as they desire. The blocks are gathered once a month at the guild meeting. Names of the participants are placed in a hat. The person whose name is retrieved is the lucky recipient to take home the blocks. The winning seamstress assembles the fruit of her bounty in what ever manner she chooses. The blocks can be stitched together, untouched by a creative imagination, or they can be refashioned into a new design. The masterpieces that have evolved from a pile of donated quilt blocks into works of art have been absolutely amazing.

My oldest daughter is also a member of the same guild. She just happened to be the lucky winner the month I participated. Her finished product, as with so many other specimens, was a fine example of what can be created when a creative imagination and talent collide.

My daughter allows me to quilt about 80% of her projects. This block of the month quilt was one of them. She gave me the artistic license to quilt it as I saw fit. The freedom to quilt as I desired always makes me giggle inside.

My imagination instantly kicked into overdrive formulating a mental plan. This quilt was the culmination of many hands thus I felt it necessary to embellish it with a variety of stitch patterns as well as complimentary thread colors. The quilt itself was modest in size so from start to finish the amount of time spent quilting wasn’t long at all. My daughter is not particularly fond of applying bindings so I did that for her as well. I absolutely had a blast working with this project.IMG_7259

I hope you don’t mind but I had a very difficult time weeding out the myriad of photos I had in my media library. It was so difficult choosing which ones to share so I think I may have gone a bit overboard. Do you like it?

IMG_7187Vital Statistics:

  • Hours Quilting – 4.25
  • Quilt Stitch Patterns Used – Bubbles, Paisley, Geometric, Lines, Swirls, etc.
  • Number of Quilting Stitches Applied – 63,973
  • Thread Colors Used – Perma Core White, Blue, Red and Yellow

These Four Blocks Avoided the Rotary Cutter

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 A Closeup of Some of the Quilting Detail

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Thanks so much for visiting!

Cindy Anderson @ In A Stitch Quilting

12 thoughts on “Block of the Month Quilt

    1. Thanks! It really is cool to participate together. Great way to share another segment of our lives. Thank you for spending your time reading my blog and commenting.

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  1. Cheers to you both on a great quilt. I love matching thread in the look, but not the quilting process. I also like varying the design in the different blocks. My guild has a BOM that is run similarly to yours. I always intend to participate, and usually manage a couple months of the year. New year starting in August. 🙂

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  2. Lol, I think it’s more like you allow me to use your quilting services for free. 🙂 I had forgotten about that particular project. It was so frustrating to try and bring all those different colors together. In addition to ample use of the rotary cutter, your quilting really helped bring it all together!

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    1. You created a masterpiece from a hodgepodge of specimens. I am very proud of what you made. Thank you for the compliment!

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    1. I can’t take credit for the colors but I can for the quilting. Thank you for you for the compliment! I very much appreciate it.

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