Here are the completed 2009 Block of the month quilts


Sara (with back)


Sandie and Catherine are teaming up to bring us our 2009 Block of the Month

Welcome to the finale at the end of 12 months,

What a wonderful ride we’ve all been on,

Now to assemble our blocks all into one

The best outcome of all, we’ve had fun!!!!

So here’s your pattern, a master plan of sorts,

A blueprint to be put together seam by seam

They’ll all finish so different, just as they should

What a fabulous group of women, GO TEAM!!!!

Click here to see the layout diagram

December 2009


We’re to the final block, can you believe it?

We’re finishing with P, just one more,

It’s a horizontal checkerboard 44 ½” x 8 ½”

The last, the end has come, once together, you’ll adore!!!!!!

November 2009

The month of October brings block lettered V,

Make this one artful, full to the brim with appliqué

A vertical 28 ½” x 8 ½” lovely embellishment,

At a time when all little boos and ghouls play


October 2009

The beginning of fall and back to school,

On to block W, full of patches and patches of 9, 

Make this one horizontal 20 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Assorted colors or limited palette, anything is fine!

September 2009

Photo to come

The dog days of summer, it must be August,

Can you think half square triangles in the heat?

It's a vertical block just 12-1/2" x 8-1/2".

We love these small blocks, just can't be beat!
August 2009


It's time for block T and you need to be in tune,

For it's yet another long row of piano keys

Make it a vertical row 36 1/2" x 8 1/2"

You can match block R or not, whatever you please!

July 2009 Block T


Here come the winds and block lettered U,

How much fun to be outside and fly a kite!

Fill this block full of pinwheels 28 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Ready to dance in the breeze whirling just right.


June 2009 Block U

We’re onto the 5th block, it’s letter Q,

In this most lovely month of May.

A horizontal checkerboard 44 ½” x 8 ½”,

Bring on the checkers and let’s all play!


May 2009 Block Q

If you use 2 1/2 inch squares your block will be
4 squares across x 22 squares long

Happy Spring quilting buddies, we’re on to block four,

A 12 ½” square, full of stars or perhaps a single one,

You decide how you want this block to sparkle,

A few or as many, your choice, what fun!!!!!!


April 2009 Clue Block Z

To download the star pattern seen in photo above click here:

We’re on to block three, we’re well on our way,

Make this one happy, full of delightful Piano Keys,

A horizontal 44 ½” x 8 ½”, a wide one for sure,

Small strips of all sorts, you’ll make it with ease!!!!


March 2009  Block R

It’s official, we’re underway, here comes clue #2,

We’re now to work on the block lettered S,

Horizontal 8 ½” x 36 ½”, all flying geese,

Where they’ll eventually fly, you’ll still have to guess…..

February 2009 Block S


Flying Geese!

Your block should be 8 1/2 by 36 1/2
It should have flying geese

Click on the links below to learn how to make flying geese (63 minute video) (3 minute video clip)

Each segment will begin anew
With a joyful rhyme.
We’ve done all the planning,
Now it’s up to you to do the time.

All the elements presented
On the second Saturday
One month allowed in which
You’ll piece and stitch and play!

Come month twelve,
At the end of the year,
Your blocks now complete
With a rousing cheer!!!

Now, to connect the dots
And align them one by one
Till one another be attached
Sandie and Catherine’s job be done…….

A quilt now complete
No longer a Mystery
Here's to a most joyful 2009
One more for history!!!


January 2009


Make it Scrappy!

Your Block should be 8 1/2 x 20 1/2 (vertical)
Use any number of Yo-Yo's
Make the design your own

Click on the following link to learn about making yoyo's