The blocks are 6" finished. The blocks are set with sashing and flip corners and they are 9" finished. The alternate blocks are 9" finished. The finished size of the quilt is 59" square. I have posted the first month's instructions as well as the supply list. Here are the guidelines:
Here's how it works:
Starting January 1st, 2014, I will have a block along with instructions posted on my blog. You can download the block instructions from my website and sew along with us. This year, each one of the participating bloggers provided me with a block for the quilt. I wrote the instructions and designed the setting.
I will post one block a month on the first day of the month from January to July. To make the quilt, you will need to make 2 of each block and 3 of one of the blocks. For the 3 blocks, I will tell you which block to make 3 of. Each version of the block will be slightly different so that the quilt will have 13 unique blocks. I have given you the instructions for the 1st version of each block and the cutting for the 2nd version. They are mostly the same, so just follow the instructions to creating the second version. There is also an alternate block and that will be included as one of the blocks, so actually, we will running this for 8 months, 7 blocks and finishing.
Each participating blogger is using different fabrics so that you can see how beautiful and different each quilt will be.
The best part: It's FREE!!!
Here are the participating bloggers:
Sherri from A Quilting Life - aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
JoAnne from A Patriotic Qulter - http://thepatrioticquilter.blogspot.com/
Lissa from Moda Lissa ~ ModaLissa.blogspot.com
Denise from Quilter’s Window ~ Quilterswindow.com/blog/
Jodi from Pleasant Home ~ www.pleasant-home.com/
Monique from Open Gate Blog ~ http://opengatequilts.blogspot.com
Make sure that you check out each blogger to see what their blocks look like.
For the first month, I am going to post the supply list and first block as well as the finishing for each block so that you can add the block sashing as you go.
The first block was designed by me. Click this link to go to the Blogger Girls Block of the Month II page on my website.
The first thing that you need to do is make 4-patches. Sew the strips together, cut them apart and rotate so that the dark fabrics are in opposite corners, pressing towards the dark.
Now for the block finishing. First, sew on the sashing to both sides of the block and the top and bottom. Using the 45 degree angle on your ruler, line it up on the seam. Leave yourself a 1/4" from the corner and trim.
You can sew your sashing and corners onto your blocks as you go along or you can do it at the end, it's up to you.
A couple more things, we are going to continue with the flickr group so make sure that you post your blocks as we go. Also, for Instagram or Twitter, the hashtag will be #bloggergirlsbom . Thanks, JoAnne for setting us up!
Thanks for joining us!