In June we are making a minimalist block. Marny of Modern Quilt Relish designed our block for this month. It does not have a name. We are going to use a "crayon box" palette.
BOM Activity Group chairperson Shelly Recicar has also provided some additional brief instructions as well.
- Cut 7 – 8 strips ¾ to 1 ½ inch wide by 2 inches long. They should all be the same color but can be any basic crayon box color – red, yellow, blue, green, orange or purple.
- Sew them together to make a block roughly 7 x 2 inches.
- Cut one strip for your block ¾ “up to 1 ½” wide.
- Cut a piece of white fabric 7 x 7 inches. Cut this square in two any place you desire. Cut straight across not at an angle. The two sides do not need to be equal.
- Sew the strip between the two pieces of white fabric.
- Square up block to 6 ½ inches.
The colored strip should be monochromatic (various shades of one color) but you can make your strip any basic crayon box color – red, yellow, blue, green, purple or orange. Please use solid or tone on tone fabrics. No multi color prints.
The Kona colors are:
- Heliotrope K001-477
- Grasshopper K001-475
- Orange K001-1265
- Royal K001-1314
- Red K001-1308
- Canary Koo1-26
- Make blocks 6 ½ inches
- Use plain white fabric for the background (not white on white)
- Strips should be monochromatic
- Use ¼ seams
- Use 50 weight neutral colored thread.
- Press after sewing each seam. Press towards the colored strip.
- Trim loose threads as you go.
- Tape your name to the back of your block, or mark your initials in the seam allowance.
Quickly and easily make several blocks by cutting your strips in step 1 longer. Instead of 2 inches make it 4 or 5 and you will have enough for 3 to 5 additional blocks.
At the June meeting, all finished blocks will be displayed and then placed into a raffle. Make several blocks and increase your chances of winning the draw! The winner keeps all of the blocks.
Beth Schnell, BOM Activity Council Member