Wednesday, October 21, 2015

November BOM: Checker

Our November BOM is a block designed by Jess of Elven Garden Quilts for the Bee Hive. The Bee Hive is the brainchild of Alyce Blyth of Blossom Heart Quilts - it’s a year long series of block tutorials designed with online quilting bees in mind.

Checker block from The Bee Hive
Our color palette this month is a beautiful jewel-toned collection. Kona solid matches would be Lipstick, Mushroom, Bordeaux, Old Green, Everglade and Wheat.
Our November palette

The block we are doing is called Checker and the tutorial is on the Blossom Hearts blog. It’s a simple and speedy block to construct. When put together in groups, Checker can form many different secondary patterns, and for this reason it’s important to pay close attention to your fabric choices.
One example of a secondary pattern you can create when laying out these blocks

Shelly’s advice on constructing this block is:
  • It’s important to make your rectangles from lighter colors
  • Make your cross from your darkest color
  • The half square triangles should be half dark and half light
  • Placement of the half square triangles is important so pay attention to the photographs!

As usual there is a lovely bundle of curated fabric available at a 15% discount from Stitchcraft for guild members. Just ask at the counter!

We look forward to seeing your blocks in November. Remember, the more you make, the more chances you have of winning. These blocks will make a really stunning quilt for the lucky lottery winner!

We also look forward to seeing the completed quilts of previous winners at our Show & Tell. 

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