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Block of the Month
2013 - 2014


Fractured Four Patches

You will need four 5" squares to create one block that will finish at 8". The unfinished block will be 8 1/2" square.
Charm squares will work great .... Or just dig through your scrap bin....

The same pattern each month ... but we will use different colors or genres of fabrics each month. The winners of these blocks should have the start of a wonderful quilt!

Pairs of two blocks will yield one chance in the draw .... But you can make as many pairs as you want .... And they don't even have to be matching.... Have fun and join me for a year of fun!

Note: My fabric choices for the samples are for inspiration only ....
As long as your fabrics fit the monthly category, you will be fine!

Click here to print/download the complete Fractured Four Patch Tutorial.
The unfinished block will be 8 1/2" square. The finished block will be 8".
You will need the free program Acrobat Reader.

If you have questions, please contact Denise Gies by email at blockofmonth@northwestquilters.org.

August, 2013:

Summer Brights... Choose a bright floral, and a coordinating solid or tone-on-tone


September, 2013:

Orientals... Chose a beautiful oriental print in any color, and a cream or beige neutral print



October, 2013:

Thirties... Chose a 30's print and pair with a white tone-on-tone



November, 2013:

Autumn... Choose a fall leaf print and pair it with a warm gold companion.



December, 2013:

Let's see what happens when we mix a red and green square with the white....



I rotated the sections in the center area to give this block an alternate option.

When placing the blocks in the quilt, I spun every other block to create the diagonal stripes...

Kind of Cool, eh? Just think what this would look like totally scrappy. What a scrap buster!


January, 2014:

Snow!... Any blue fabric with snowflakes and a bright white tone-on-tone



February, 2014:

Lots of Dots! A white background with polka dots in any color .... And a different polka dot fabric in any color that reads as a medium or dark for contrast. Big dots ... mini dots .... And dots in between!



March, 2014:

Think antique reproductions from the 19th Century. Shirting for the lights .... add a medium or dark for the other squares. Any color goes!



April, 2014:

Spring Pastels -- A nice bright white tone-on-tone mixed with a pastel print.



May, 2014:

A cream or beige neutral ... mixed with a teal print.



June, 2014:

Let's split a block again this month .... One red square, one blue square, and a bright white tone-on-tone background.



July, 2014:

Choose a yellow and a violet hue ....



If you have questions, please contact Denise Gies by email at blockofmonth@northwestquilters.org.





Revised 11 August 2013