Sunday, September 11, 2016

Update on May BOM

UPDATE on our May block of the month

I think you were all surprised that our May block of the month is a fabric kit of three fabrics with no pattern! The fat quarters you have are the last of the Union Blues fabric by Barbara Brackman. We have made countless quilts out of that line of fabric and this will be our last. All of the quilts are given to veterans at the V.A. Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

Make your block anyway you like - your choice of pattern and you may want to add other fabrics to those in your kit. The finished size (sewn together) will be 12", so your block should measure 12 1/2" square. If you want to make your block smaller than 12", that's fine, just frame it with Union Blues fabrics to make it 12 1/2". Your block can be applique, pieced, pictorial, etc., there are no restrictions. You may want to make your favorite block - if it's possible to have just one favorite!

UPDATE: All the blocks have been completed and we have a nice stack of about 45 blocks. Now it's time to plan how we will set them together for more veteran quilts.

I thought everyone would enjoy seeing all the blocks - such good variety all based on the same fabric. The fabric kits were not all identical, but all had fabric from the same Union Blues line of fabric designed by Barbara Brackman for Moda Fabrics. 

Over the next few days I will post pictures of the blocks here. They will be in random order and I don't remember who made each block. Hope you enjoy seeing them and thank you to each and everyone of you for continuing to support our Quilts for Veterans Project!

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