2011 Block of the Month Quilt

Every month I go to Quilt Essential Co and pick up my fabric and instructions to make the block for that month.  At the end of 2011, I will have 12 completed blocks and then comes the task of designing a finished quilt.

We had 3 colour options to choose from:  red/green Christmas theme, an earthy/fall bali batik collection or one called spring/summer.  I chose the spring/summer group.  Although I am not a big  fan of brown, gray or beige, I thought it would be good to challenge myself to try something outside of my comfort zone.  Here are the 6 fabrics that I will be using all year:

Each block will be constructed using the Lazy Angle ruler.  I’ve never used anything like this before so I’m looking forward to learning new cutting/piecing techniques.

There is only one rule for this club.  You have to finish your block for the current month and bring it to the fabric pick-up for the next month to prove that it has been completed.  If your block is done you get your next bunch of fabrics for $3.50….if not then you have to pay $5.50 for your fabric.  Just a little incentive to help keep you on track.

This a slide show of the 12 completed blocks:

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I worked on assembling the quilt top on and off in 2012 but I never really fell in love with it.  I tend to lean towards more modern quilt blocks with lots of negative space.  The good news is that because I wasn’t it love with it, it gave me so much freedom when it came to the quilting.  I wasn’t worried about wrecking something I loved so I just went for it.  I tried combining feathers and swirls and somewhat more intricate/complicated designs.  It took the 2013 FAL (finish-a-long) to light a fire and get me to finish the quilt in time for the annual BOM quilt show at QuiltEssential Co.  Much to my surprise I won second place.

Here are some pictures of the finished quilt and the FMQ:





Here is the quilt hanging up at the show:




One response to “2011 Block of the Month Quilt

  1. Sue

    Debs…You are AMAzing!!!!!!These are breathtaking! WOW…..I would LOVE to be able to do something so gorgeous! I can’t wait to see them all!!! (and the finished product too!!!!)

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