Saturday, December 17, 2011

Minglewood - BOM - Month #6

Hello Everyone,

Here are the block #11 & #12 for those of you working on the Minglewood Block of the Month.  As luck would have it, this month you get to make two variations of the Christmas Star Blocks.  The blocks look much more complex than they really are.

Just take your time, cut and stitch accurately and you won't have any problems.

The next block is called Double-X.  There is another error in the book on page 62.  Under Assembly, instruction #4, the book says, "Cut each into 2-1/2" squares as shown at right."  Well, there is no at right.  Turn to page 57, and under Assembly, proceed with step #2.  Here is a picture of what you need to do.

This method makes half-square triangles a breeze.  You will be making 8 at a time.

Santa is coming tonight with a bag of gifts for all of the little ones.  I can't wait to see the looks on their little faces!  I'll have a busy day getting the finishing touches done on the house and preparing dinner tonight for eighteen.  I'm making the main dish, a huge pot of Mexican Shredded Pork, and the everyone else is pitching in and bringing a side dish or dessert.  I'll try to post pictures tomorrow of the tonight's festivities. 

As always,



  1. Mexican shredded pork sounds yummy....have a wonderful Chriatmas.....

  2. Beautiful blocks~ Your dinner or start of dinner sounds wonderful! I can hardly wait to see your pictures, I want to be that little mouse in your pocket again this year! But I'll wait for the pictures so I don't scare you.
    Have fun!

  3. I just walked down to our mail box and lo and behold! your Country Charmer pattern had arrived! Oh Lynne, I cannot tell you how GORGEOUS the pattern is in person - it took my breath away!!! Now I want to immediately start pulling fabric and get to work on it, but then what will I do with the other three WIP I've got going on?! There definately isn't enough hours in the day to sew - I may have to rethink those WIPs!

    Anyway, just wanted to THANK YOU for a fantastic pattern - it really does take my breath away just looking at it! You did a great, great job with it!!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Tina in Carson City

  4. Love those blocks, Lynn! Holiday dinner sounds so yummy! Have fun with the little ones!

  5. I hope you had a great time. If I tried to get 18 people in my house we wouldn't be able to eat cos there wouldn't be enough room for anyone to get a forkful of food up to their mouth!

  6. Wow - These are really pretty blocks. :D