Blogger Girls Block of the Month Block #5

Happy May Day!  It's May 1st so now it's time for block #5. 

Blogger Girls BOM Block #5 Version #1

Blogger Girls BOM Block #5 Version #2
Here is a refresh of how the Blogger Girls Block of the Month works:

To get the information link to: Blogger Girls Block of the Month and it will take you to my website page that has all the instructions. It has the supply list, picture of the finished quilt and blocks #1 - #5 instructions. Also, on the front page of my website www.opengatequilts.com, there is a link to go to this page.

Here are the additional information for those who are new:

Here are the my friends who just happen to be bloggers that are making the block along with me:

Sherri from A Quilting Life - aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
Thelma from Cupcakes ‘n Daisies ~ cupcakesndaisies.blogspot.com
Lissa from Moda Lissa ~ ModaLissa.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

Here's how it works:

Starting January 1st, 2013, I will have a block along with instructions posted on my blog. You can download the block instructions and sew along with us.

I will post one block a month on the first day of the month from January to June. There will be 6 blocks posted and you can make the 6 block quilt or make 2 of each block and make the 12 block quilt.

Each participating blogger is using different fabrics so that you can see how beautiful and different each quilt will be.

At the end of the 6 months, you will be able to download the finishing instructions. (Actually, I will be posting the finishing instructions in March so that you can start working on them.)

The best part: It's FREE!!!

After July, 2013, the instructions will be taken off of my blog and the Block of the Month will be over. Make sure that you download all the instructions before then! 

Block #5

Make the square in a square blocks using the Fit to be Quarter 6.5 & Companion.  In this picture, I used a red for the center and brown for the flip corners.  Make 4 of these for the block.

 

 

Now, make 8 - 2" x 3 1/2" flying geese.  You can use the Fit to be Geese ruler to trim them up or you can use the Mini Fit to be Geese ruler to trim.  The cool thing about the Mini Fit to be Geese ruler is that if you are trimming 2" x 3 1/2" flying geese, you can trim two sides at once because the ruler is actually 3 1/2" square.  Line up your roof top, trim, rotate the flying geese and trim the last 2 sides. 


It makes it go twice as quick!

Here is the finished block using Chocolat Deux.

Notice that instead of using the same fabric for the star points and the star centers, I used another fabric, just to change things up!
Good luck with Block #5 and don't forget to check out the Flickr group.

One more thing, Friday, May 3rd, I will be involved in a blog hop with Quiltmaker for their 7th issue of Quiltermaker's 100 Blocks.  Come visit and see all the great giveaways and blocks!

Until then, have a great week!

Comments

Miriam said…
Thank you for another lovely block, Monique. :)
caroldcrisp said…
Thank you for the beautiful blocks! Just went and downloaded the first five. Guess I'd better to get busy this weekend and start cutting!
This Dog's Mom said…
I love Tiara and the colors you picked for it. Thanks for your inspiring blog! I

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