Block of the Month

Each month from January through September members participate in the guild Block of the Month project. Quilters are asked to make two blocks each month - one is for themselves and one is for donation to Community Quilts. 

2022 Block of the Month

This year’s block of the month is a study in piecing and color.  The blocks are 10-inch blocks from Electric Quilt 5 and were used by a quilt shop in Sacramento in 2005. There are 12 blocks in the set.  Nine blocks will be presented January through September and the other three blocks will be offered throughout the year.  You can use 9 or 12 blocks in your quilt.  It is your choice but don’t forget to make an extra block for community quilts.

In making the samples, we discovered some helpful tips.  By using a focus fabric and a consistent background fabric, it tied the blocks together.  Select 5 or 6 coordinating fabrics to provide color and interest, matching them to the focus fabric. We suggest ¾ yard each of focus and background fabric.  This amount is plenty.  If you want to use the focus fabric for your borders, you will need another two yards.  Fabric needed for the coordinating fabrics can be scraps or a fat quarter.  As the blocks were being built, all the finished blocks were put on the design wall to make sure the colors worked together.

The block patterns will be available on the Carson Valley Quilt Guild website as well as at the monthly meeting. At each meeting, a sample block, cut out but not sewn will be at the back table.  The sample block will be used to suggest stitching sequence in putting the block together. We have had fun putting the blocks together and hope you will too!  We are looking forward to the reveals at the November meeting.

Block of the Month

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January

Hummingbird

February

March

CVQG Retreat 2021

October 21-23, 2021
Turtle Rock Park Community Center
9:00am-8:00pm daily

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