“Bake-A-Block" Block of the Month 2019

Welcome fellow quilters! Come join us and “Bake-A-Block" for the 2019 Block of the Month.

The basis for the 2019 BOM are Half Square Triangles (HST) using a Layer Cake (precut 10” squares). If you don’t use a Layer Cake you can use fabrics of your choice and cut your own 10” squares. Each block is made up of 16 HST’s.

We will show you the versatility of HST’s and some of the many block patterns that can be made with them. Also, we will show you how to make 8 HST’s at a time and how to use the Bloc-Loc ruler and a small rotating cutting mat to achieve a perfect HST.

If you prefer to make a larger quilt with 16 blocks, we will give you a bonus block in March, June, September, and December (1 per month + 4 bonus blocks = 16 blocks).

Each month of 2019 bring your completed block to our table at the monthly Guild meeting. There will be a drawing each month from the participants names who have shown us their blocks. If you are not able to be at the meeting email or text a photo of your block and you will be eligible for that month’s drawing. The prize will be a $15 gift certificate from a local quilt shop. Then, in May 2020, those participants who have a completed top will have their name entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate.

Here are the “ingredients” you will need to get started:

12-Block Quilt
Focus Fabric Options
Layer Cake - Select 24 of the 10” pre-cut squares.
OR
1 yard each of two fabrics. Cut 12 - 10"squares from each fabric. OR
24 - 10” squares of your choice.

Background Fabric - 2 yards cut into 24 - 10" squares. Finishing Suggestions

Sashing - Cut 18 strips 2 1⁄2” X WOF = 1 1⁄2 yards
Cornerstones - Cut 2 strips 2 1⁄2” X WOF and sub cut 20 - 2 1⁄2” squares = 1⁄4 yard Outer Border - Cut 8 strips 3 1⁄2” X WOF = 1 yard
Binding – Cut 8 strips 2 1⁄4” X WOF = 2/3 yard
Unfinished blocks are 16” - 17” square. Finished quilt is 4 rows of three blocks each.

16-Block Quilt
Focus Fabric Options
Layer Cake - Select 32 of the 10” pre-cut squares.
OR
1 1⁄4 yard each of two fabrics. Cut 16 - 10"squares from each fabric. OR
32 - 10” squares of your choice.

Background Fabric - 2 1⁄2 yards cut into 32 - 10" squares.

Finishing Suggestions

Sashing-Cut22strips21⁄2”XWOF=12/3 yards
Cornerstones - Cut 2 strips 2 1⁄2” X WOF and sub cut 25 - 2 1⁄2” squares = 1⁄4 yard Outer Border - Cut 9 strips 3 1⁄2” X WOF = 1 yard
Binding - Cut 9 strips 2 1⁄4” X WOF = 2/3 yard
Unfinished blocks are 16” - 17” square. Finished quilt is 4 rows of four blocks each.

NOTE: Each month you will pair 2 -10" squares of your main fabric with 2- 10” background squares. Each paired set results in 8 HST’s which makes a completed block of 16 HST’s.

Optional

6 1⁄2" Bloc-Loc ruler - makes trimming much easier and accurate.
Small rotating cutting mat (12”) - allows trimming without moving your block.

Questions: Contact Lee Hasse lmhasse@hotmail.com 561-392-6866 Diane Provost paquinprovost@gmail.com 561-409-3114

Blocks and HST Instructions

2019 Blocks:

January

February

March

March Bonus Block

April

May 

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Finishing Instructions