Hello and happy Monday! Today I’m sharing my Quilting Life Block of the Month 2020 | February blocks. And guess what…I have a surprise for you! I’m now offering the block patterns in three different sizes. A friend made the January block in a 6″ size, and it turned out so cute I just had to add this size to this year’s mix! I’ve updated the January pattern to include the 6″ size as well.
Quilting Life Block of the Month 2020 | February
This month’s free PDF block pattern features 6″, 12″ and 18″ finished sizes. I used four different fabrics for each of my 6″ and 12″ blocks (I still need to make my 18″ block which I’m doing in blues and creams). This month’s block is a mix of half-square triangles and solid squares and goes together quickly.
The 6″ Finished February Block
I really hadn’t made any 6″ finished blocks for a little while, so this was a lot of fun to make. I guess I forgot how much I really do like sewing this size block! Here are the fabrics I used (all fabrics are from our Summer Sweet collection):
The 12″ Finished February Block
Here are the Summer Sweet fabrics used in this block:
Quilting Life Block of the Month 2020 Details
There isn’t anything you need to do to join in. The block PDF’s are free and will be posted during the first week of each month here on the blog. Be sure to drop by each month for the PDF. I’m going to try to post new blocks on the first Monday of each month.
Tips for the February Blocks
- Make Half-Square Triangles in groups. I like to have an assortment of ready-made half-square triangles to use for scrappy projects. The half-square triangles in this block could easily be made from a scrappy variety of fabrics. If you like using triangle paper for half-square triangles, you can use this size for the hst’s in the 6″ block, use this size for the hst’s in the 12″ block and this size for the hst’s in the 18″ block.
- Take a photo of each month’s block with the previous block(s) to note colors and prints you might want to use more/less of to achieve a balanced look in your finished quilt.
How to Get the Free PDF Block Patterns
- Click here to download the January PDF pattern. (This PDF has been updated with the 6″ block information).
- Click here or click the button below for the February PDF pattern.
A Couple More Things…
I’m still working on getting the Block of the Month landing page set up. I’m planning to have it ready to go by the time I post the March blocks. Also, last month’s post does include my preliminary yardage requirements; however, I’ll firm that up as soon as I finish up my blocks.
Thanks so much for stopping by for the Quilting Life Block of the Month 2020 | February blocks. Happy quilting!
Thank you muchly for taking the time to post these blocks. Love your color choices!
Jan Weicksel says
Happy Monday, and thanks so much for the new block! I love collecting these patterns…. just need to find more time to make things!!
I appreciate you doing these for all of !
Joyce Carter says
Thank you so much Sherri. I really love your blocks—sooo pretty!
Betty Wagner says
I did last year’s block of the month in 6” squares. The squares are done but not put together yet.
Angela Heiden says
I opened the the pdf and when I transfer it to iBooks it comes up blank. And if flashes a box that say Making PDF. I’ve done last months block and the Moda Blockheads pdf’’s the same way and they all came out. Not sure why that is happening. Any suggestions?
Barbara Cichosz says
Your emails are my favorites! I look forward to them everyday.
I have finished my quilt top for the January stash challenge (I love it!) and am anxious to start on February’s challenge!
Vangie Brake says
I love the block. Did you do the 18inch block in blue this month?
Thx so much for adding the smaller size. Love you designs. Just finishing up your parfait pattern quilt now 🙂
thank You for your generosity with this 2020 project. Now to give you a morning laugh, I have lots of your fabric But cannot bring myself to cut it up?♀️. As I am a newer quilter I do tend to make some mega cutting mistakes. This year however I am going to do these blocks so I can have a beautiful quilt to look at all the time.
Love your February blocks and it’s so great that you offer a 6″ block since I made my January blocks in 6″ & 9″.
CAROL WAGERS says
so good to see you & Bill yesterday
Thank you for all of your work on the Block of the Month. Your blocks are beautiful!
HOw much background fabric would we need for 18 inch blocks for the entire quilt?