I am very excited about the Blogger's Block of the Month program that is hosted by Open Gate designer Monique Dillard. The BOM will start in earnest at the beginning of January (as soon as the holiday hub bub has subsided), and last for six months. Seven bloggers you may know and enjoy are participating and we would be thrilled to have you join in with us and sew along.
These are the participants, each of whom is making the quilt in different fabrics.
Sherri from A Quilting Life - aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
Thelma from Cupcakes ‘n Daisies ~ cupcakesndaisies.blogspot.com
Lissa from Moda Lissa ~ ModaLissa.blogspot.com
Monique from Open Gate Quilts - opengatequilts.blogspot.com
Denise from Quilter’s Window ~ Quilterswindow.com/blog
Nicole from Sister’s Choice ~ sisterschoice.typepad.com
Lisa from Stashmaster ~ The-Stashmaster.blogspot.com
At the beginning of each month, Monique will release a block pattern on her blog, which you can download and print out. There will be options to make the blocks in two color versions, so you can have the choice to make one block (for a six block finished quilt) or two blocks (for the full sized twelve block quilt). I have a seriously yummy fabric collection to work with (Brannock and Patek's "Audra's Iris Garden") so I will be making two blocks each month using a variety of the gorgeous colors in the line. If you study the photo of Monique's quilt above, try to pick out the duplicate blocks. It isn't easy, as the blocks look so different when made up in different fabrics/colors.
Monique has just posted the supply list for the quilt on her blog, so I encourage you to go have a look. I hope you will consider making this gorgeous quilt along with us. There will be plenty of support, encouragement, and tips from seven very experienced quilters as we progress through the six months of construction.
Oh, and if all of this wasn't enough incentive to participate--the block patterns and finishing instructions are free!