October 2008

October 2008 Block

Third Dimension

Tips & Hints

For October we are doing a block with a 3D look. Use a large autumn-themed print and a dark print (brown, perhaps). Make sure your fabrics contrast well with the Moda Marble Sweet Green background. You will be making TWO blocks for October.

Cutting directions for TWO blocks are below:

NumberSizeFabric
29 1/2" x 9 1/2"Autumn Print
28 1/2" x 1 1/2"Dark Print
29 1/2" x 1 1/2"Dark Print
41 1/2" x 1 1/2"Sweet Green Moda
210 1/2" x 1 1/2"Sweet Green Moda
411 1/2" x 1 1/2"Sweet Green Moda
212 1/2" x 1 1/2"Sweet Green Moda

Sew a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" sweet green square to the end of a 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" dark print rectangle and a 9 1/2" x 1 1/2" dark print rectangle. Press toward the dark rectangles. Sew the unit with the 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangle to the bottom of the 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" square. Press toward the dark rectangle. Sew the unit with the 9 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangle to the right side of the previous unit. Press toward the dark rectangle.

Sew a 10 1/2 x 1 1/2" sweet green retangle to the left side of the previous unit. Press toward the sweet green rectangle. Sew an 11 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangle to the bottom of the previous unit. Press toward the sweet green rectangle. Sew an 11 1/2" x 1 1/2" sweet green rectangle to the right side of the previous unit. Press toward the sweet green rectangle. Sew a 12 1/2" x 1 1/2" sweet green rectangle to the top of the previous unit. Press toward the sweet green rectangle.

We are making TWO blocks for October. The blocks are 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" unfinished. Do not trim your blocks. Let the winners of the blocks trim them as necessary when they set them into a quilt top. And remember to label your blocks (sticky address label is a good method). Send your blocks to Patty. The blocks should be mailed a week before the end of the month. By now you should have sent your Priority stamp and label to Patty. Priority Mail went up another 20 cents on May 12th, so you might want to send Patty some additional postage if you have not won a set of blocks yet. If your blocks are late, you won't be in the drawing for that month and you'll cause more expense and work for Patty. Another reminder, all blocks should be made with 100% cotton, quilt shop quality fabrics that have been washed, dried and pressed. If you are having trouble finding the common Sweet Green Moda Marble background, please email Patty. This is the background fabric we're using this year, in order to have some consistency to the blocks. No other background fabric is acceptable.

If you have questions or comments, post a note on the MSN BOM Group or email Squirrel (Patty) or AzPatch (Margo).

October 2008 Quilt

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