Hello and happy Thursday! Today I’m sharing the Quilting Life May Block of the Month, and I have a fun surprise for you as well! This month’s block is one of my favorites, and so I ended up making three. More on that later!
I love taking the monthly photos after I finish each month’s block. It gives me a good idea of what colors to focus on for the next month’s block. Navy will definitely be a primary color in the June block. For this version of my May block I used three different fabrics in various shades of blue. You could easily use just two fabrics, though by using the contrast fabric for the center square.
The Christmas version is really fun. I played with my scraps and used two reds, two greens, and the aqua for contrast! Five different fabrics were used in this block (along with background). The colors are looking pretty balanced for this group of blocks. Pink will definitely be used in the next block, though.
One more block and we will be half-way finished. This quilt is really starting to come together! It might be time for me to start thinking about sashing and layout options! Now about that surprise I have for you…
A Clover Hollow version of these blocks seemed like something I just had to make–in mini size! And oh how I love this little block. I think I should have been making mini versions all along! For this month’s mini I used four different navy prints and tied it all together using one green print for the contrast squares. So…this month’s pattern will include the mini version directions. Then, after Quilt Market I’ll start updating the previous patterns to include directions for the mini blocks. I will get them all updated by the time I release the June block patterns.
Go here to download the PDF for the Quilting Life May Block of the Month! I know you’ll have fun with this month’s block…and maybe you’ll decide to start a mini version as well! And visit the landing page here to find links for all of the previous month’s block patterns.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a terrific day! Happy quilting!
Beautiful block whit smonth! I already made the blocks half the size but always two of them because I wanna have 25 blocks at the end. And I really need to play catch up with your blocks.
Monica Kostak says
Yippee… 🙂 Thanks for the pattern Sherri! The mini is going to be really cute—. I’m going to start doing mini blocks now too. 🙂 Deciding on the fabric is the hard part….
Joyce Carter says
Thanks so much Sherri. I would love doing a mini of this quilt so I appreciate you adding this size to the patterns.
Dondi M says
Thank you for your terrific blog! I have learned to be a much better quilter because of you. I love how easily you share your talents with all of us. You are like a building star helping all to get our own lights brighter because of your luminosity which never dims.
I do hate to say, I couldn’t get this month’s cute block to print. Hopefully, I am the only one.
Let me know if it’s still not working and I’ll email it to you!
Little Quiltsong says
Love, love all your variations with your fabrics for this May block. Your Clover Hollow version is especially striking with the deep Navy prints!
really cute block and great addition to set….I can see that I will be starting the mini set too!
Nancy Schaefer says
Thank you, this is my favorite so far. For anyone else who loves using a Bloc Loc ruler to square HST– I finger pressed them to the dark side and squared them up, then Ironed the seams open and it did not distort the block 🙂
Thank you for another great block. I love your color/fabric choices and I love the idea of the smaller blocks. An option might be to combine both into the same quilt!
Nancy Schaefer says
I love your thought about both sizes in the quilt. I might have to try that!