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The blocks and colors shown below make up the 2016 Block of the Month program for the Valley Quilter's Guild in Palmer, Alaska. Click on the block names or photos to go to the block instructions. This grouping of blocks is made up of disappearing block designs from across the web. All links go directly to the blocks on their respective websites or open a YouTube video from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.
 
2016-BOM
 
At the 2015 December Membership Meeting, the Education Committee presented the 2016 Blocks of the Month in a special Style Show! "Before" blocks were pinned to the front wall and "Finished" blocks were slowly revealed below along with a completed quilt using the block (not necessarily in the 2016 BOM colors). All blocks and quilts were made by the Education Committee. You can see more pictures of this fun event in the Education Gallery.
 
Reminders
Each month you can make up to two of the designated block or two pairs if the pattern creates two blocks, to submit for the monthly block drawing.
 
This year the block sizes vary each month! All submitted blocks must equal the unfinished size listed under each block.

January - Disappearing Window Pane 9-patch (video)

01 Jan

Tip: Starts with 5" charms squares
Unfinished Size - 15 1/2"
Background - Neutral, Earthy Colors
Sashing - Red

February - Disappearing 16-patch

02-Feb-1 02-Feb-2

Note: You'll get 2 blocks with this pattern

Tip: Starts with 5" charm squares
Unfinished Size - 13"
Fabric Squares - Totally Scrappy

March - Disappearing Pinwheel 2 - Churn Dash (video)

03-Mar

Tip: Starts with 10" squares
Unfinished Size - 11 3/4"
Background - White
Churn Dash - Green

April - Disappearing 4-patch, Original (video)

Disappearing 4-patch

Tip: Starts with 5" squares
Unfinished Size - 8 1/2"
Background - White
Color 1 - Lilac
Color 2 - Yellow

May - Disappearing Hourglass (video)

05-May

Tip: Starts with 10" squares
Unfinished Size - 11 3/4"
Background - White
Color - True Blue

June - Disappearing Pinwheel 3 (video)

06-June

Tip: Starts with 10" squares
Unfinished Size - 11 3/4"
Background - Cream Batik
Color - Maroon Batik

July - Disappearing 9-patch Variation #2

07-July-1 07-July-2

Note: You'll get 2 blocks with this pattern

Tip: Starts with 5" charm squares
Unfinished Size - 12 3/4"
Background - White tone-on-tone
Outer Squares - Medium and Light Jewel Tone Batiks
Centers - Dark Purple Batik

August - Disappearing 9-patch Variation

08-Aug-1 08-Aug-2

Note: You'll get 2 blocks with this pattern

Tip: Starts with 5" charm squares
Unfinished Size - 13"
Block A - Red and Light Grey
Block B - Black and White

September - Disappearing 4-patch with a Twist

09-Sept

Tip: Starts with 6" squares
Unfinished Size - 10"
Colors - 2 Coordinating Fall Colors

October - Disappearing Hourglass 2 (video)

10-Oct

Tip: Starts with 10" squares
Unfinished Size - 11 3/4"
Background - Cream
Color - Rust or Gold Batiks

November - Original Disappearing 9-patch

11-Nov

Tip: Starts with 5" charm squares
Unfinished Size - 13"
Background - Cream
Corners - Leaf Prints
Center - Dark Brown

December - Disappearing Pinwheel Original (video)

12-Dec

Tip: Starts with 10" squares
Unfinished Size - 11 3/4"
Background - White
Color - Christmas Print

2015 Block of the MonthThe blocks and colors shown below make up the 2015 Block of the Month program for the Valley Quilter's Guild in Palmer, Alaska. Click on the block names or photos to go to the block instructions. This grouping of blocks is made up of original designs from across the web, Education Committee Members, and designs from Marcia Hohn of Quilter's Cache. All links go directly to the blocks on their respective websites or open a PDF.
 
The blocks pictured were made by the members of the Education Committee.
 
Reminders
Each month you can make up to two of the designated block, to submit for the monthly block drawing.
 
This year the block sizes vary each month! All submitted blocks must equal the unfinished size listed under each block.

January - Snowball by Marcia Hohn of Quilter's Cache

January - Snowballs

Unfinished Size - 12 1/2"
Background - White
Snowballs - Assorted blues

February - Bargello Block by Amy of 13 Spools

2-Feb-Bargello

Unfinished Size - 7 1/2" x 14 1/2"
Background - Dark Blue (almost Black) Batik
Northern Lights - Assorted Light to Medium Batiks in Blues, Greens, and Purples

March - Alaska by Marcia Hohn of Quilter's Cache

3-March-Alaska-Block

Unfinished Size - 10 1/2"
Background (Color 1) - Pale Pink, Light Blue, or Lavender Batiks
Color 2 - Maroon
Color 3 - White

April - Buena Park Irises by Lyn Brown of Lyn Brown's Quilting Blog

4-April-Iris

Note: Skip the Corners on the background in the pattern!

Unfinished Size - 12 1/2" x 17 1/2"
Background - Light Blue Batik
Iris - One Light or Medium Purple Batik, and One Dark Purple Batik
Leaves - Green Batik

May - Alaska Homestead by Marcia Hohn of Quilter's Cache

5-May-homestead

Unfinished Size - 10 1/2"
Background (Color 3) - Off White
Color 1 - Greens
Color 2 - Blue

June - Cabin in the Mountains (Log Cabin Bear) by Ruth Sielaff

6-June-log-cabin-bear

Unfinished Size - 12 1/2"
Center - Light Yellow or Green
Log Cabin Strips - Off Whites and Greens
Bear - Brown
Tree - Dark Green

July - Fish a modified version of Marcia Hohn's Fish Block

7-July-Fish

Unfinished Size - 16 1/2"
Background - Blue Green
Fish Bodies - Red Fairy Frost
Fin - Silver Fairy Frost

August - Violet by Jean-sophie Wood of Black Lotto

8-Aug-violet

Unfinished Size - 12 1/2"
Background - Tone-on-tone White
Flower - Light or medium Blue
Center - Yellow

September - Random Bamboo AKA Scrappy Strips Block (Birch Trees) by HeatherK of Stash Bee

9-Sept-birch-trees

Unfinished Size - 15 1/2"
Background - Dark Green
Trees - Scraps of Blue Greys, Creams, Tans, and Black.

October - Bear Tracks by Marcia Hohn of Quilter's Cache

10-Oct-Bear-Tracks

Unfinished Size - 12 1/2"
Background (Color 3) - White
Color 1 - Bear Print
Color 2 - Something Bears Eat

November - North Wind by Marcia Hohn of Quilter's Cache

11-Nov-North-Wind

Unfinished Size - 12 1/2"
Colors - Two Contrasting Blues

December - Arkansas Snowflake by Marcia Hohn of Quilter's Cache

12-Dec-Arkansas-Snowflake

Note - Additional Download - Paper piecing templates - The templates on Marcia Hohn's site do not print right.

Unfinished Size - 9 1/2"
Background - Tone-on-tone White
Colors - One Purple and one Blue

December Membership Meeting

Things to Bring

  1. Name Tag
  2. Fat Quarter - Sky Blue
  3. Block of the Month
  4. Service Items
  5. Bucket List-Final Month to Turn in Projects
  6. Ornament for Exchange

Pot Luck and Business Meeting

Program: 2018 Block of the Month Show

December Newsletter Submission Deadline:  November 20, 2017

December Block of The Month


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December Fat Quarter - Sky Blue

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