November 2002’s block is a "Snowman" block
Instructions: Use good quality, 100% cotton pre-washed fabrics.
Follow the directions below for each block. On or before November 30th, email me at SewQuilty@juno.com with your name, email address, and the number of blocks you’ve made. The winner(s) will be drawn on December 1st and you will be notified soon after if you've won or where to send your blocks. (see the small print below for contest details)
Choose a Christmas green patterned fabric for the background, a white-on-white fabric for the snowman's body, and a solid black for the snowman's hat.
1. From the black fabric, cut one 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch rectangle and one 1 x 5 inch rectangle.
2. From the background fabric cut the following:
a. Cut two - 2 1/2 x 3 1/8 inch rectangles
b. Cut two - 1 x 2 1/4 inch rectangles
c. Cut two - 2 3/4 x 3 3/8 inch rectangles
d. Cut two - 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch rectangles
e. Cut two - 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch rectangles
f. Cut four - 1 inch squares. Fold each in half point-to-point to form a triangle and finger press a center seam line and open again.
g. Cut four - 1 1/2 inch squares. Fold each in half point-to-point to form a triangle and finger press a center seam line and open again.
h. Cut four - 1 3/4 inch squares.
Fold each in half point-to-point to form a triangle and finger press a center
seam line and open again.
Your completed unfinished block will measure 8 1/2 x 12 ½ inches.
The previous winner that chose the pattern will conduct the drawing to see who wins blocks. When the blocks warrant two winners, the first drawn will choose the upcoming block. Only the participants for the month are emailed instructions on where to send their block(s), which may involve international postage. The process of compiling the list, drawing the winner, and getting the winner’s address can take several days.
It’s fun to receive squishy envelopes in the mail! The winner chooses the pattern for the following month and draws the winner for that month, but is not eligible to participate in that month’s drawing. If you are a winner (lucky you!) you will be notified via email.
When you have completed your block(s), send a message to SewQuilty@juno.com saying how many you made. Simply add your name, email address, and number of blocks you made in your email to me. Please limit your entry to ten or fewer blocks.
A WORD ABOUT COPYRIGHTS
All graphics on this page are created by me
using a registered copy of Paint Shop Pro 4 by Jasc Software, Inc.
No graphics are copied straight from other sites. The instructions
are written in my words using general instructions that are common to the
quilting world. The blocks themselves are often centuries old and
can be found in many books and quilt encyclopedias and even on your grandmother's
bed. If the person choosing the block for a month has seen a certain
color scheme for that block or quilt somewhere else, we will try our best
to give credit where credit is due and reference the book or web-site the
idea came from. Any further questions about copyright issues, please
email me at SewQuilty@juno.com .
Sue’s “Block of the Month” made it’s web debut in September of 1995. For two years, Sue kept track of the blocks made and sent the names to a previous winner to draw for the current winner. On Sue’s September 1997 page, she stated that she wanted to “retire” as the BOM hostess.
When Sue asked for someone to continue the “Block of the Month” pages, Pam volunteered, and has been hostessing this page for the past three years. Thank you Pam for your faithfulness and hard work.
Hello, my name is Deedee. My husband Jim (the computer wizard) and I “babysat” the Block-of-the-Month web page for Pam over the winter of 2001. In the spring, we became the permanent host & hostess for the site. If you are new to our world-wide community of quilters, Welcome, enjoy yourself, and share your creativity with us.
Some Past Winner’s Quilts
Block of the Month “Past Blocks”
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