Walla Walla Valley Quilt Guild

Block of the Month/Block Lotto - 2011

Blocks and Pattern Sources for the Year



2011 Block of the Month -- Patterns List

Here is a month-by-month list of patterns for this year. they are listed by the month they were DUE at the Guild. Color and other requirements and links to the patterns are noted.

JANUARY - Snowball 9-Patch
Do in brights for the snowball with black for the background.

FEBRUARY - Card Trick
Color 1 = Cream on Cream or Cream on White
Color 2 = A novelty fabric of your choice
Color 3 = A tone on tone
Recommended that you use 5 3/4" and 5 1/4" squares in place of the 5 1/4" and 4 7/8" squares in the pattern then use a 4 1/2" square ruler to make them the right size to finish the block. Sewn together they make a 12" block finished.
MARCH - Contrary Wife AND Onery Husband (two patterns) 12 1/2 inch (12 inch finished)
Contrary Wife can be found at Contrary Wife
Something close to Onery Husband can be found at Calico Puzzle Variation
This is a slight variation of the Onery Husband, but can be used. For this BOM, the center of the block is done in floral, all light areas are white on white, and the four half squares are done with tone on tone green and the white. Rotate the half squares so that the green is on the outer corner of the finished quiltblock. The finished block will look like a white "O" with green corners and a floral center.
Color 1 = White on White, for the Colors 2 and 4 on this pattern
Color 2 = Tone on tone green for the half blocks representing Color 3.
Color 3 = A Floral. Cut one 4 1/2" block for center
APRIL - Basketweave

MAY - Birds in the Air

JUNE - 9" 9-Patch Variation
Use a Dark and a Medium, with a light print for the corners connected by the smaller blocks in the center 9-patch.

JULY - Star Cross

AUGUST - Martha Washington
Do this in white on white with blues. Finish to 12" finished (12 1/2" unfinished.)

SEPTEMBER - House Bocks
It is a house block of your choice and needs to be 12 1/2 inches unfinished. If you make 2 and donate one to the Habitat for Humanity quilt then the other one will go into the lotto and you can put your name down 2 times for a chance to win all the blocks. I have seen some really cute house block patterns from bird houses to out houses to log cabins. Use your wonderful talents and bring those blocks to our next meeting.
OCTOBER - Maple Leaf
Do with black or tone-on-tone black background with fall colors on the leaf.

NOVEMBER - Monkey Wrench
Do Color 1 in Dark or Medium brights and Color 2 in light, white-on-white or light color-on-color or even light color-on-white.