Block of the Month

These blocks are printed with permission from Marcia Hohn’s Website: The Quilter’s Cache: http://www.quilterscache.com


September – Album

Mediums #1 & #2 – yellow and gold or orange (need good contrast)
Dark #3 – rust or brown
Light #4 – cream or beige
Focus Fabric Center Option: Fussy-cut motif or pattern
Design Option: Determine placement and values of #1 & #2
Directions

October – Weathervane

Choose rich autumn colors.
1. Dark #1 – dark red or brown
2. Medium #2 – gold/orange/bright red
3. Light #3 – cream or beige Directions

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November – No Name Block #2

1. Light #1 – cream or beige
2. Dark #2 – forest green & teal
3. Dark #3 – chocolate brown
Focus Fabric Center Option: Fussy-cut
Design Option: Use both #2 colors – one for diamonds
                                             & other for corners (& center if not fussy-cut)
                                            Directions

 

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December – Morning Star Block #2

1.Dark #1 – dark red or burgundy corners
2.Medium #2 – bright red star points 3.Medium #3 – light red squares & triangles 4.Light #4 – cream or beige
Focus Fabric Center Option: Fussy-cut motif or pattern
Design Option: Values can range from either very dark to medium or
medium to light
Directions

 

January – State of Illinois

1. Medium & Dark – blues & purples
2. Light – cream or beige
Focus Fabric Center Option: Fussy-cut motif or pattern
Design Options:  Use one color for corners and two values of the other for flying geese
(three if center is not fussy cut) gradating either dark to light or light to dark from center
Directions

 

February – On the Oregon Trail

1. Medium – rich pink
2. Dark – dark coral & red (use one or both)
3. Light – cream or beige
Focus Fabric Center Option:If center is fussy cut, pick either of #2 for flying geese.
Design Option: If center is fussy cut, pick either of #2 for flying geese.
Otherwise use both and choose which goes where.
Directions:

 

March – Card Basket

1. Medium – mint or soft green
2. Dark – dark green or dark aqua
3. Light – cream or beige
Focus Fabric Center Option: Fussy cut motif or pattern
Design Option: Choose color mix – either of #1
paired with either of #2
Directions

April Block of the Month

April – Antique Tile Block

1. Dark – navy or royal blue
2. Medium – aqua or light blue (use one or both)
3. Cream or beige
Focus Fabric Center Option: Fussy Cut motif or pattern:
Design Option: Choose color mix – either of #1 with either of #2 (If center is not fussy cut use both #2 colors and decide which goes where)
Directions:

 

 

 

May – Mystery Block

1. Medium – mauve, lilac or light purple
2. Light – cream or beige
3. Dark – violet or dark wine
Focus Fabric Center Option: Fussy-cut motif or pattern
Design Option: Choose color mix – any of #1 paired with either of #3.
(If center is not fussy-cut, pick any two of #1 and decide which goes where.)
Directions:

 

June – Love In A Mist

1. Dark – Your choice of medium, royal or navy blue or use two of them to follow Design Option below.
2. Light – cream or beige
Focus Fabric Center Option: Light Fussy-cut motif or pattern
Design Option: Use one #1 color for corner units and the other for the middle side diamonds
Simplified Piecing and Assembly Option: Instead of making 24 2-1/2” HSTs and assembling two sets of rows to sew around the center square, visualize it as a nine-patch block. Each corner 4-patch unit needs two 2-1/2” HSTs and two 2-1/2” squares, one background and one blue. And each side diamond square in square unit needs one blue 4-1/2” square with four 2-1/2” background squares added to the corners using the stitch and flip method.
Directions:

 

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