Friday, April 22, 2011

New Block of the Month Program Starting Soon

Hello Everyone,

I started working on the first block in the Four Seasons at Minglewood Book today.  The owner of In Between Stitches and I are working out the details for the new block of the month program.  We are going to call it Minglewood Monday.  I'll let you know all of the details next week on how and when you can sign up if you are interested.  The blocks are 12" and the finished size quilt is 101" x 101".  There are 32 blocks in the quilt.  There are 15 different block patterns in the book, so we will be making two of each block, then we'll  make 2 more of our favorites to make the total number of blocks add up to 32.  There is a center applique section with big pieces....don't not afraid! 

I will be selecting and cutting all of the fabric for the program on my work day.....Minglewood Monday!   The book showcases a beautiful  Christmas quilt, but I've decided to make mine in Civil War fabric. (Since I'm already making two Christmas quilts).  It is incredible how you can change the look of the block by moving the fabric around on the design wall.

All of these are the exact same block.  I've just interchanged some of the colors to create a whole different look and feel.

I can accentuate the black forming arrows.....or not.

I'll probably decide on my final placement and sew the two blocks together tomorrow.

This is the fabric that started all of the creative juices flowing.  It's funny that I had decided which way I was going to stitch my two blocks together, until I posted the pictures.  Now I can't decide what to do!  Oh well, check out the blog tomorrow and you'll see which way my blocks came together.  

This will be a good exercise in piecing precision over the next few months. The directions in the book are well written and you will become experts in flying geese, and half square triangles.  Some blocks are more complex than others and it is going to be intriguing playing with the colors and placement! The shop has a large selection of Civil War fabric for me to choose from.....this is going to be fun!  I'll post the BOM information for you soon. 
As always,


P.S. My cousin Melody is doing well.  She's a real super trooper!


  1. I bought the book after you had told me about it and I love the quilt. I have a large selection of civil war fabrics and also thought how great they would look for this quilt. Great minds think alike.:)

  2. I'll definitely be taking part in this even though I don't need another project right now. Hugs

  3. You really have me intrigued, Lynn! I do love fabric play, too - even Mr. Squash likes to get involved when moving pieces around! Glad to hear Melody is doing well!

  4. Lynn, I am happy to hear your cousin is doing well, and I am loving the new BOM. Wish I lived closer, I'd love to be in one of your classes. You always have such interesting thing.P.S. Happy Easter.