The 2015 Block of the Month Project


At our January meeting we had a brainstorming session, and one idea that emerged was to have a Block of the Month project!

At the committee meeting, Erin volunteered to design the quilt and instructions.  We’re focusing on using stash and scraps, hence the name, Scrap Happy!  Here’s a few things you need to know about the project!

It’s a mystery quilt.  The finished dimensions of the quilt will be 54 x 68 inches.  You’ll make one block of each of the blocks presented, for a total of twelve blocks.  Instructions will be available at the meetings for the cost of €1 to cover printing costs.  Due to the fact that we’re asking members to pay for the instructions, the instructions won’t be posted to the internet until 6 months after their debut.  (Thus February’s block won’t be posted until August)  When they’re posted, they’ll be posted here.  We will be continuing the project during the summer, so July and August’s blocks will be posted there as well.  If you miss a meeting, don’t worry!  We should have paper copies from the previous meetings!  For fabric, you’ll need approximately 5.5 yards total for the top, with 2.5 yards needed for the background fabric.

Erin will be making two quilts during the duration of the project.  One will be made from a fat eighth set of Miss Kate from Bonnie and Camille.  The other will be made from scraps from stash.

We’re utilizing Pinterest for inspiration for this project!  Check out our Pinterest site here.  Every month, we’ll create a board that corresponds with that month’s block.  You’ll find tutorials to make the block, whole quilts made from the block and other forms of inspiration.

At our February meeting we debuted the first block, the Rail Fence!

IMG_0188 IMG_0180

If you have any questions about the project, email us at corkipsATgmailDOTcom

What a Meeting!

Wasn’t that a great meeting we had today?

Our block of the month project was debuted, stay tuned to the blog for another post about it.

Here’s some of the photos from our amazing Show and Tell.  Aren’t these projects inspirational?!

IMG_4263 IMG_4267 IMG_4269 IMG_4270 IMG_4272 IMG_4275 IMG_4277 IMG_4279 IMG_4283 IMG_4286 IMG_4287 IMG_4290 IMG_4292

Don’t be shy about bringing your projects to share with the group, we love seeing everything!

Are you interested in learning more about hand sewing?  Arlene Shawcross will be presenting a workshop after our next meeting.  Stay tuned for another blog post with more details!  Cost is €15, first come first served.  There’s only about 7 spots left!