Have ya’ll been following along on my BOM quilt listed on my sister-site?
If you have been, then you’re almost finished with putting your “Harry Loves Alice” quilt together!
If you haven’t been, what’s keeping you from making it?
This month’s quilt block, that was revealed on October 20th, is called “Block 9 – Yankee Puzzle“!
It’s a beautiful quilt block to make & to look at.
Ain’t she pretty? Adorable? Charming? I know! She’s delightful!
This block is all about Half-Square Triangles. Gotta love ’em 🙂 by now, if you’ve been following along & making the “Harry Loves Alice” previous quilt blocks!
As has been in previous years, my BOM quilt is sponsored by Abbi May’s Quilt Shop! Love Linda & her team to pieces!
As I’ve said, from the very beginning (staring in December 2018), you should have the “Harry Loves Alice” lap quilt finished, in time for you to gift it to someone for Christmas! Or whatever holiday you want to gift it to someone for!
Unfortunately, we’ve had a couple of wet & chilly days here in south central Texas. Days where you just want to hunker down with a good book & wrap yourself up in a well-worn quilt for a quilty hug!
That’s what this month’s Quilt Dash’s free pattern is all about, “Summer Blues” is the name of it & I’m really sorry to see summer go. 🙁
This is one of those one-block quilt’s. You know the kind that I’m talking about, don’t you? You’ll need to make TWELVE (12) of the same block to make this beautiful quilt. I love these kinds of quilts because I can chain piece them so they sew together rather quickly!
“Summer Winds Quilt Block”
This is the one-block quilt that comprises the entirety of the “Summer Blues” free quilt pattern! It’s really quite simple to make, as long as you’re not afraid of making Half-Square triangles and Flying Geese! Then again, it *is* October, so you can be a skeerdy cat, if you wanna be! 🙂
If you’re a Quilt Dash member, you already know what to do…so do it! Lickedy split!
If you’re not a Quilt Dash member & you’d like to become one, just click on this link. Then follow the instructions. The PDF, that’s available to anyone, explains all that you need to know as a member!
Because I have a feeling that ya’ll are going to want to make this quilt! Summertime, fall or just about anytime you feel like it! 🙂
Just in case you don’t remember who the “Maidstone Quilting Squares” are, take a look at this blog post & then jump over to my sister-site to see their progress throughout early 2019.
Here’s the quilt that they made:
FQS Cinnamon-teen Chocolate Figs & Roses 2006 Block of the Month quilt. An original sampler designed by TK Harrison consisting of 16-patch square’s made with a touch of cinnamon with chocolate, figs & roses – sure to be a delectable delight!
And here’s their adorable & beautiful & luscious & dreamy 🙂 quilty huggable creations:
Was I right or what? They really did justice to my original pattern! Sure does make me feel good! And it brings a smile 🙂 to my face every time I look at their photo’s!
Love ♥ the colors!
Love ♥ the different layouts!
Love ♥ the ingenuity for the different settings!
Love ♥ everything about them!
And I love ♥ “The Maidstone Quilting Squares” for making my pattern!
And I love ♥ them for sharing their photo’s with me!
Cutting Requirements for 12″ finished block (scant 1/4″ seam allowance):
Light Blue: Cut ONE (1) 6 1/8″ square. (This will be the “ballot” portion of this quilt block.)
Blue: Cut ONE (1) 3 3/8″ square. (This will be flanked on one side by the results of the Blue
4 1/2″ square, and on the other side by the Blue 3 3/8″ x 11 7/8″ strip, as needed for this quilt block.)
Blue: Cut TWO (2) 3 3/8″ squares. On the back side of the squares draw a diagonal line, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. (One of these will flank the Blue 3 3/8″ square & the other will flank the Blue 3 3/8″ x 11 7/8″ strip, which will create TWO (2) Snowball Corner’s, as needed for this quilt block.)
Blue: Cut ONE (1) Blue 3 3/8″ x 11 7/8″ strip. (This will be the long side of the “Check Mark” of this quilt block.)
White: Cut ONE (1) 4 7/8″ square. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, TWO (2) times. You will end up with FOUR (4) triangles. (These will be the top & bottom left-hand corner’s of this quilt block.)
White: Cut ONE (1) 8 7/8″ square. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, ONE (1) time. You will end up with TWO (2) triangles. You only need ONE (1) of these triangles for this quilt block. (This will flank the Light Blue 6 1/8″ square on one side, and the long side of the “Check Mark” on the other side, as needed for this quilt block.
White: Cut ONE (1) 9 1/4″ square. Then cut the square diagonally, corner-to-corner, TWO (2) times. You will end up with FOUR (4) triangles. You only need ONE (1) of these triangles for this quilt block. (This will be the bottom right-hand corner of this quilt block.)
Ballot Box Quilt Block
Ballot Box Quilt
If you make TWELVE (12) “Ballot Box Quilt Blocks,” you will end up with the quilt top pictured above. The size will be 36″ x 48″ finished, 36 1/2″ x 48 1/2″ unfinished.
Take a look at my sister-site to see all of the blocks that have been revealed thus far. And look at the quilt block’s that my friend & pattern tester Mel F. made. Both of our quilt’s are going to be quite lovely when they’re finished! And they’re going to give us the best quilty hugs when the weather turns colder here in south Texas!