Block of the Month

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

All ten months are 12″ Quilters Cache blocks, but with variations to bring out their scrappy potential. Instructions will give values only – dark, medium, light – and you’ll choose your own color combos. And there’s a double benefit to making blocks “Scrappy Your Way – skill-building fun for you and a lively mix of interesting blocks for the winners.

OCTOBER BOM: “CHAIN”

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For best results, choose three different color
families for two Darks & Medium

1. (A) Dark squares: one fabric, two similar
(large & small squares) or four similar

2. (B) Medium squares: one fabric, two similar
(large & small squares) or four similar

3. (C) Dark triangles: one fabric or four
same-color/value scraps

4. (E) Light Backgrounds: two fabrics
(white/cream & beige/tan color)

Construction: Adjust Quilters Cache instructions as needed to suit your fabric selections.

Accuracy Tip: For best result, oversize flying geese & center 4 patch, then trim down before assembly.

Design Caution: Need good contrast between two Darks & Medium, and between two Lights. Keep fabric quantities consistent – either all one fabric each or all assorted sets.

Design Hint: For a more unified scrappy effect, choose fabrics with similar styles and scales. To ensure a more coordinated batch for the winner, please don’t use solids or batiks.

SEPTEMBER BOM: “FOUR-PATCH LADDER”

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1. (A) Light Center Chain: One fabric (white, cream)

2. (B1,B2) Light Colors/Patterns: two assorted sets (triangles & squares)

3. (C1,C2) Dark/Medium Colors: two assorted sets (triangles & squares)

Construction: Per Quilters Cache instructions

Accuracy Tip: For best results, oversize & trim HSTs & 4 Patches

Design Caution: B1 triangles, B2 squares & center chain all need good contrast with each other. Use either color or value or both to contras C1 triangles & C2 squares.

Design Hint: For a more unified scrappt effect, choose fabrics with similar styles and scales. To ensure a more coordinated bath for the winner, please don’t use solids or batiks.

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