• December Block of the Month

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    There is a lot going on this month, and I am not just talking about Christmas!

    • December’s block, leaves and berries, but that keeps it simple.
    • The setting for this year’s blocks, available free until the end of January, when it goes to Craftsy.
    • AND finally the theme and a preview of the first block for 2016.

    Thought I would have the block finished and the January block started, but I also have to make a floor quilt for our grand-daughter.decblk2Laura had a couple of old tablecloths, that we thought we would use in a different way.  The fabric still had lots of life to it.  I layered the backing, tablecloth and batting, sewed around the edges, leaving an opening to turn the whole thing right side out.  Then quilted it with some simple lines.  It gave me some practice time with machine quilting.

    I truly liked this setting and thought about using it for this year, but wanted to put the blocks on point and knew I couldn’t do that for the upcoming blocks.wreath of flowers quilt6So here is the setting for 2015.wreath of flowers quilt5Put the blocks and some of the sashing strips up on my design board.  A few of them are together, so the two blocks on the left are sewn to the sashing strip.  I love the way it looks so far.  What do you think?

    Click here for the setting and instructions.decblk1

    2016 Block of the Month

    In the year to come, you will be presented with thirteen floral alphabet blocks.  The alphabet will continue, God willing, into 2017 with the last half of the alphabet!  There will be two blocks for one month, somewhere in the middle of each year.

    Once again I have not designed a quilt, although I will try to do that as we go along, but I am hoping that you will enjoy using the blocks for name banners or pillows or whatever.  Each month also includes the lower-case letters, but they are not part of the block design.  The EQ design will be available as well.

    If you want to use the blocks in a quilt be my guest, please share a photo with us.

    Here is the block to be posted January 1,2016.Aa_block2016

    December Block of the Month

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  4. Marian says:

    I want to thank you for 2015’s Botm, I found you originally because of Craftsy, and have followed this for all of 2015. I am looking very forward to 2016 and I will post a link for your 2016 botm on my blog also.

    Again, a huge thank you, I’ve thought of this botm as one of the must haves each month to drop into.

  5. Georgie Harriott says:

    I would love to be a member of this group

  6. pat kern says:

    I have just discovered this blog and would like to subscribe to it! Please tell me how!

    • bdieges says:

      Just save the website as a favorite and then check it at the beginning of the month. I am not a computer guru, so I have to figure out how to notify people about updates. I will try to do that soon! When I updated, that feature didn’t.

  7. Laura Kuch (cook) says:

    Found It. I was on the wrong page.

  8. Laura Kuch (cook) says:

    Did I miss the December Block PDF?