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Block of the Month (or Week) Quilt Alongs

I have a confession to make … I’ve never participated in a block of the month (or similar type) quilt project. I know, shock, and I call myself a quilter. Well, that’s about to change, as I’ve committed to two that I’m really excited about. These are both block of the weeks.

First up is Rachel’s Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along. The instructions will be posted once a week, for 12 or so weeks.


I’ve decided to make mine with 1930s reproduction fabrics with solid white as my background.


Instructions for the first block have been posted already. You’ll also want to check out Rachel’s half square triangle tutorial. There’s also a Flickr group where you can follow along too.

Next up is Anina’s Pinwheel Party. This will be a weekly project starting March 1st and last 13 weeks.


I’ll be using solid bright fabrics with a black background.


I’ve done very little applique, so have not committing myself to these fabulous projects (yet!).

Erin’s Florabunda Block of the Month is absolutely beyond gorgeous.

Block 1 and Block 2 have been posted already. But really, Erin has so many fabulous tutorials, I highly recommend starting at the beginning of her site with a pot of coffee. You won’t be disappointed.

My good friend Anita from the Netherlands is doing this project. Here are her first two blocks. Aren’t they beautiful.


Over on the Aurifil Buzz blog, Pat Sloan is doing a Meadow Breeze block of the month. The first block has been posted already.

Reeze is doing a Tulip Tiles block of the month. I just love this one too. Hurry and download the instructions for the first two blocks, as they will not be available forever.

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This post was published on February 25th, 2010. Post topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey, Tips and Tricks.

3 Responses to “Block of the Month (or Week) Quilt Alongs”

  1. Liz B says:

    I’m doing Rachel’s pinwheel sampler quilt along. I bought fabrics for a quilt for my mother for her birthday LAST JULY and am finally finding time to do it. Good luck with all those other quilt alongs!

  2. anina says:

    Thanks for mentioning my Pinwheel Party, Michele!
    .-= anina’s latest post: Mutt =-.

  3. Valerie Moss says:

    Hey Michele, I love these two groups you’ve committed to and I think the fabrics are awesome two totally different spectrums with will always keep you interested – good luck and can’t wait to see your blocks being blogged about :)

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