Thursday, January 31, 2019

TVMQG Block of the Month Program

Each month we’ll introduce a new 12.5” Quilt Block at our meeting. The goal is twofold, first to use this for a skill building exercise. Hopefully, you’ll learn something new. The block will be posted on the blog under Block of the Month. And second, we’re asking you to make at least one donation block each month for our new Charity Quilt Project using the BOM tutorial.

A good idea would be to make at least two, one for charity and one for you. You might want to make the ones you’re keeping for yourself in coordinating fabrics. You may find a block that you love so much that you want to use it in an entire quilt.

The guidelines for the Charity BOM
  • Make one or more block each month to donate to our Charity Quilt effort
  • Use good quality fabric, not from big box stores.  Fabric can be a solid or a print.
  • Avoid batiks and Civil War type reproduction fabrics if possible.
  • Use White or a low volume print for the background fabric.
  • All finished blocks will be 12.5 inches.

Monday, May 21, 2018

June BOM - Card Trick Block

Jessica chose June's BOM and she went with the Card Trick Block.


You can find the tutorial here.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

May BOM - Jigsaw Patch Block

The block of the month for May is the Jigsaw Patch Block by Patchsmith. It can be found on at the link below.

Jigsaw Patch Block

Jessica made the block to show how easily it can be pieced together.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

April BOM, Tulip Block

Super talented Colleen is presenting out Charity Block of the Month for April at our March meeting.  She wrote up the directions and you can find them here.

May your bobbins always be full,

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

March 2018 BOM, Arrow

For our block this month we're borrowing a super easy tutorial from the Oklahoma City MQG.  This arrow is pretty simple and goes together fairly fast.  Their blog post is here, there's even a link if you want to print out the instructions.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

BOM for February

There's good news!  We have enough blocks to make 5 charity quilts for Jabobs House.

There's more good news!  This month there's no new BOM; instead please make or finish any of the blocks from 2017 and bring them to the February meeting.  We're hoping to scrape together another quilt or two.

Jacobs House is a local charity that works with all the local hospitals to provide lodging for families in medical crisis.  Ask any nurse or other hospital employees how important this is.  Without the help provided by Jacobs House, families could be sleeping in their cars or hospital waiting rooms.  Instead, they can be referred to Jacobs House and have a room and bath of their own, a kitchen and everything else that they need in a temporary home.

There is one more piece of good news, at the TVMQG January Board meeting we voted to continue our Charity BOM program.  The next new block will be presented in February.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Block of the Month for January, Scrappy Triangle

Maritza has chosen the Scrappy Triangle #5 Block for the next Block of the Month.  It's foundation paper-pieced and measures 6.5 inches; so you'll need to make 4 of blocks and stitch them together in order to achieve a 12.5" block.  Can't wait for the January meeting to see what everyone comes up with.

Maritza received permission from Leila Gardunia who blogs at Sewn by Leila, to distribute the pdf of the pattern at our December meeting.  If you didn't make the meeting you can print it out by going to this link, be sure to print out four!

If you're not familiar with foundation paper-piecing, here are some tutorials, LovePatchwork, CarolDoak, AngelaWalters.

You can follow Leila on IG if you want @sewnbyleila, and look at her blog to sign up for her emails.  If you post these blocks on social media, include the hashtag #yearofscrappytriangles. 

May your bobbins always be full,