November BOM

November 2018 Block of the Month

The November Block of the Month is all about solid colors and improv. CathyW suggested this month’s block based on the inspiration of this quilt block by Carolyn Friedlander: Carolyn’s block is a copyright protected paper piecing pattern so we’re going to improv the general concept.

Cathy’s suggested color way is a bright orange, true blue and then a grey and a white, all in solid fabrics.

Our blocks will finish at 6 1/2” by 6 1/2” so that the winning quilter will be able to create 12” blocks if she desires.

Use any two of the four colors to create a square. Just make sure that one side of each square is a an unbroken line. This will make it simpler to create patterns for the winner.

Feel free to get your block to the finished product any way you’d like! It’s improv. If you’d like a little inspiration, here’s how I did this one.

Cut blue and orange scraps of fabric about 5” by 2” and pieced them together using 1/4” seams of course. Then I sewed that piece to a square of blue about 3”.

I grabbed an orange scrap about 7” square and sewed it to the blue and orange piece. I tried to make it diagonal but I have trouble with breaking rules so mine is much straighter than I’d like.  

To finish the block, trim it to 6 1/2”. That half inch matters, ask me how I know! That’s all there is to it. Really quick and easy to make up several in no time. And if this Florida State alumna can do it in Gator orange and blue, I know it’s easy for you to do too!

Submitted by Linda