2015 Block of the Month chosen by President Elect, Wanda Sump

For this year’s project I have chosen a mini mystery sampler quilt.
We all have many projects already, so I chose something simple.
It would be great to do it in Christmas fabric or any other fabric.
It would be super great to make these blocks with a niece, daughter, granddaughter and anyone else that wants to learn how to quilt.
It would be awesome to make two: one to keep and one to give away.
Let’s use up those scraps.  In November we will display for all to enjoy.

 


Þ January block 1&2
Þ February block 3 & 4
Þ March block 5 &6
Þ April block 7
Þ May block 8
Þ June block 9
Þ July block 10
Þ August block 11
Þ September 12
Þ October finish to reveal the mystery
Þ November Display

Let’s get started:
All measurements include 1/4" seam allowance
Blocks are 3-1/2" unfinished
Blocks will be 3" finished

Finished quilt will be approximately 18”x24”

Bring your finished wallhanging to our November meeting and we will display them. And we will clap for you. And you will feel happy.


October : To be revealed!
As a throwback to Paul Harvey, “ …and now for the rest of the story.”
I hope you have had fun quilting along with us. Did you figure out the block mystery?
Each days block had the same number of pieces as the day.
Day 1 - one piece, Day 2 - two pieces, Day 3 - three pieces. . . etc.

Setting and finishing instructions are as follows.
Blocks are 3-1/2" unfinished
Blocks will be 3" finished
Finished quilt will be approximately 18”x24”

 FINISHING
Tan Print
Cut eight 1-1/4" x 3-1/2" sashing strips
Cut three 1-1/4" x 11" sashing strips

 Blue Print
Cut two 3-1/2" x 15" side border pieces
Cut two 1-1/2" strips for binding

 Brown Print
Cut two 3-1/2" x 17" top and bottom border pieces

Sew 1-1/4" x 3-1/2" sashing strips between blocks
Sew rows together using 1-1/4" x 11" sashing strips
Add side borders and then top and bottom borders. Quilt as desired and bind using single thickness binding.

A big Thank You to Temecula Quilt Co. for a fun pattern. Check out all the fun stuff for quilters www.temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com

 Tip: If you want to challenge yourself, make the blocks into pockets and put treats or small toys for the 12 days of Christmas. These make great gifts. 

Block 1
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Cut one 3-1/2" square




Block 2
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Cut one 4" square from two different fabrics.
Draw a diagonal line on back of one square.
Place squares RST.
Sew 1/4" on each side of the line.
Cut on line - Press.
Square one half square triangle unit to 3-1/2"
You will have an extra half square triangle block.




Block 3
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Cut one 4" square - cut in half diagonally. (will use one of these pieces)
Cut one 4-1/4" square from 2 different fabrics - cut diagonally twice. (will use one triangle piece from each fabric)
Sew two smaller triangles together in a unit, then sew one large triangle to form a square.
Use photo for diagram and square this block to 3-1/2"




Block 4
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Cut one 2" square from four different fabrics.
Sew four squares together to make four patch.
Block should measure 3-1/2"




Block 5 
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Cut one 2-5/8" square for center.
Cut two 2-1/2" squares cut once diagonally for corners.
Sew four corners to center square.
Square block to 3-1/2".

 

 
Block 6 
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Cut two 2" squares from light print.
Cut two 2" squares from dark print.
Cut two 1-1/4" squares from dark print.
(Draw diagonal sewing line on back of small squares.)
Sew one 1-1/4" square to corner of each 2" light square. Press.
Using photo, sew block together like a four patch.
 


Block 7
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Cut one 1-1/8" square for center.
Cut one 1-1/8" x 1-5/8" strip from 2 different fabrics and sew to each side of center square.
Cut one 1-1/8" x 3-1/2" strip from 4 different fabrics.
Use photo for layout and sew strips together.
 



Block 8
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Cut two 2-1/2" squares from fabric A.
Cut two 2-1/2" squares from fabric B.
Draw diagonal lines on back of fabric A squares.
Pair up squares A and B RST and sew 1/4" on each side of line.
Cut on line. Press each unit  open.
Square half square triangle units to 2".
Layout block using photo and sew pinwheel together.




Block 9
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Cut five 1-1/2" squares from dark print.
Cut four 1-1/2" squares from light print.
Layout 9 patch using photo and sew together.




Block 10
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Cut two 2" squares.
Cut one 1-1/4" x 6" strips from 2 different fabrics.
Sew 1-1/4" strips together, press towards dark.
Cut into four 1-1/4" segments.
Sew two 4 patches together.
Piece block using photo for layout.





Block 11
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Cut two 1-5/8" squares from dark.
Cut one 1-5/8" x 3-7/8" rectangle from dark.
Cut two 1-5/8" squares from light cut once diagonally (corners).
Cut one 2-3/4" square from light cut twice diagonally (setting).
Sew the setting triangles to both sides of each square. Sew in three rows with rectangle as center row. Then sew all corner triangles.




Block 12
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Cut one 1" x 8-1/2" strip from 3 different fabrics.
Sew three strips together.
Cut four 2" segments.
Piece together like a 4 patch using photo for direction.