Every month a different block. Bring yours in and you can win them all!

February 2019

Eye of the Beholder

This will be the easiest block ever. I call it "In the eye of the beholder" because the end product will be something seen only be the assembler. It uses 4.5-inch solid squares of white, gray and black. The inspiration was a building under construction in downtown Miami. One wall is painted in a white, gray and black grid. The raffle winner can go with the neutral simplicity or add colors to suit. Plan to deliver a four-patch square measuring 8.5-by-8.5 inches or a four-block vertical strip measuring 4.5-by-16.5 inches. Raffle tickets also will be given to anyone who brings in four unsewn 4.5-inch squares, which gives the winner even more flexibility. Give it a try.  

January 2019

Stripe in Square

Inspired by Quilted Under the Influence these square blocks measure 8.5 or 4.5 inches. The idea is to sew a diagonal stripe inside a square. Photos below show the variations possible: straight or wonky, centered or off-center, using up to three fabrics in the stripe and using the same or different colors on the sides. Colors for this project are deep red, blue and purple solids. Some scraps were available for anyone in search of fabric.