Hello 2013! I'm happy to be starting out the new year introducing you to Monique's Blogger Girls Block of the Month! (If you are here for the Schnibbles Parade it will post tomorrow, January 2nd).
My friend Monique of Open Gate Quilts has designed a gorgeous block of the month which will run for 6 months. Each month a new block will be available for free via pdf download. Make sure you download the patterns each month as they won't be available after the 6 month period is over.
You'll have the option to make a 6 block quilt or a 12 block quilt...Monique will provide setting and finishing information for both quilts. If you are making the 12 block version of the quilt you'll need to make two blocks from the pattern each month. What is really fun about this is that by changing up your fabrics and fabric placements the two blocks need not look anything alike (both blocks pictured above are block one--same pattern and different fabric placement)!
I was excited to join in and had the hardest time picking fabrics, but making a two-color quilt had been on my list for quite some time, so I decided to use Minick & Simpson's new line Indigo Crossing. It has really been fun to work with just the blues and creams. I've completed my first 8 blocks now and am really enjoying each and every block!
Block 1, first version.
And block 1 in the variation version (sorry about the lighting on this photo).
Another fun aspect about this block of the month is that there are several "Blogger Girls" who will share their versions with you each month. Everyone is using different fabric combinations, so you'll be able to see a variety of options for your quilt! (I'm thinking I might want to make more versions after I see everyone's blocks today)! Supply list and 'getting started' information can be found here. Be sure to stop by Monique's first to download your pattern and then drop by the other blogs to see each version! You're going to love this project!
Thelma from Cupcakes ‘n Daisies ~ cupcakesndaisies.blogspot.com
Lissa from Moda Lissa ~ ModaLissa.blogspot.com
Denise from Quilter’s Window ~ Quilterswindow.com/blog/
Nicole from Sister’s Choice ~ sisterschoice.typepad.com
Lisa from Stashmaster ~ The-Stashmaster.blogspot.com
Monique's blog will have specific instructions each month, and there will also be a Flickr group (look for Blogger Girls BoM as a group on Flickr).
Thanks so very much for stopping by...And Happy New Year!
See you tomorrow with Schnibbles!