Hello and happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing the Quilting Life Block of the Month 2020 | March block. I’ve been trying really hard to get these posted during the first week of each month. Because we’ve been so busy moving I was worried I wouldn’t get this one ready in time…but here it is!
A Quilting Life Block of the Month 2020 | March
I’m really having a lot of fun with these blocks. I’m making both the 12″ and 6″ finished blocks in a scrappy mix of fabrics by Sherri & Chelsi and making the 18″ finished blocks in Minick & Simpson fabrics (with our move I’ve fallen a little behind on the 18″ blocks but will get them caught up soon).
March Blocks (Fabric Selections)
Because this month’s block has a large square in the center, I decided to go with low-volume prints for both of my centers in these blocks. I used just three fabrics in my 12″ block:
- Ivory Flora for the center
- Ice Garden Song for the Flying Geese Units, and
- Sprout Daisy for the half-square triangles
For my 6″ finished block I used the following:
- Ivory Garden Song for the Center
- Sprout Check for the Flying Geese, and
- Apricot Chamomile, Petal Garden Song, Sunshine Daisy Dot, and Geranium Sprinkle for the half-square triangles.
March Blocks Tips and Tricks
This month’s block goes together easily. to make accurate Flying Geese units, you can use the Block Loc rulers (just be sure to follow ruler directions for cutting rather than the pattern directions). For the half-square triangles, I recommend triangle paper or this method.
- Bloc Loc for the 12″ block
- Triangle paper for the 12″ block
- Triangle paper for the 6″ block
- And Triangle paper for the 18″ block
How to Get the March Block Patterns
I’ve been posting the monthly patterns during the first week of each month. I still haven’t set up the landing page for this year’s blocks, but you can find all of the blocks at the links below.
- Go here or click the button below to download the March pattern.
- Go here to get the February pattern.
- And find the January pattern here.
Some Scrappy Bundles…
If you are looking for some scrappy bundles of Sherri & Chelsi fabric, Christmas-themed bundles, and scrap bags–Chelsi has listed some in her shop today! Go here to shop.
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing the February Scraps Along Charm Pack Challenge entries along with announcing the March Scraps Along Challenge. See you then!
Shannon Wicker says
Thank you so much Sherri for the these blocks of the month!! Question, What bella solid do you use for the background in your quilts?
sherri McConnell says
I’m actually using the Summer Sweet tone on tone daisy floral I have linked in my post…but Bella 9900 60 works if you are looking for a solid. If you want a more “white” background, 9900 200 also works.
Denyse Kerr says
This is the first time I’ve done a block of the month project. I look forward to your post every month. Love the blocks!! Thank you!
Have you posted a total fabric requirement for each “color” for the entire year?
Just wanted to say, You are fun and awesome and I appreciate you sharing your talents and inspiring us all!
Thank you Sherri! Higs!
Gretchen Weaver says
Thank you for the patterns, your blocks are so pretty!
Good Morning; visited Chelsea’s etsy and had to get a FQ bundle to go along with your BOM. Thank you for making such fun projects. Blessings and happiness in your new home.
Teresa W says
I am trying to find how big this quilt will be so I can plan for backing. I’m sure it was listed somewhere but for the life of me I cannot find it. Thanks!!
I love your patterns! I discovered them by accident when I was seeking out your contribution to the Moda Blockheads 3. In error, I printed off your monthly block and made it up in the same fabric I was using for Blockheads. I liked it so much I decided to incorporate it into my Blockheads collection and now am a regular monthly visitor to your site to collect new ones! Thank you for all you do for us quilt fanatics!
Ok so I am 2 months and 7 days late to this party but better late than never right? I’ve been trying to suppress my creative urges during Jan/Feb because I work for a medical insurance company and the overtime funds my creativity for the year. 🙂 I’ve been salivating over the Summer Sweet fabrics and just ordered my Fat Quarter bundle, the Daisy Dot background and a scrap bag from Chelsi. Love love love this fabric line, it’s just what I need to turn my bedroom into a summer sweet retreat. Sherri I adore you and wish I was your next door neighbor 🙂
Katrina Lantz says
Your directions for binding a quilt are wonderful! I wondered which part should go on top when I get the end. You are the first person who ever said that. Thank you! I love your patterns too although I have not made any yet! But, I am getting closer to having the time.
Can’t find the link for the march block of the month. Can anyone help
sherri McConnell says
It posted March 5…scroll down and you should see the post. You can also visit Archives at the bottom and view all of the March posts. It will also show up in that list 🙂
I’m just getting back into quilting after a break of a few years and love your blog! This is the first block of the month I’ve ever done and I’m enjoying it immensely. Thanks!
I can’t find the link to the March 2020 block..
Can anyone help me.