Blue Skies - Quilt Along 2018

This is our very first "Quilt-Along" and we are so very excited to introduce "Blue Skies" with partnership of the Benton county Enterprise (BCE). The 3rd week of each month BCE will publish a block in the newspaper with cutting and assembly instruction. We will provide more detail with pictures for assembly process here to help assist you. If you are not already a BCE subscriber you can subscribe at the link below to not only receive the block information but also learn about all the "happenings" in Benton County, Missouri.  you can subscribe annually or you may also print just that day's paper for just $2 to get the block pattern for that month. We will list the dates on our website here.
Link for Benton County Enterprise below:
We used primarily Blues in our quilt and you can purchase the fabrics or kits here or at the shop, but this quilt would be beautiful in any color.  The "Quilt Along" will be listed below each month for assembly instruction but remember - the pattern must be purchased by BCE.  To register for our monthly fabric packs
click below for registration. 
  Blue Skies Quilt Along Registration

Quilt Along Instruction:    


This is for assembly only - pattern is provided by the Benton County Enterprise.

Introducing “Blue Skies” the 2018 Block of the Month created for Benton County Enterprise Readers. Measures approximately 84” x 84” at completion.
This Block of the Month (BOM) will provide instructions for 12 Blocks plus Assembly Instructions.  They will be posted each month on the 3rd week of the month.   We used blues in our layout but it would be beautiful in any colorway.
Measurements are based on 40 inch wide usable quilter’s cotton yardage. All seam allowances use an accurate ¼ inch.
Fabric Requirements:
Background (B):    1 ½ yards
Light - Floral (L):    3 yards
Medium (M):            2 7/8 yards


Dark (D):                  2 ¼ yards

Block 1:  Feb 15, 2018  (Make 4 Blocks)



B/D Unit: (Makes 4)

Draw diagonal line from corner to corner on wrong side of each (B) fabric sq. Place right sides together with (D) fabric sq.
Sew scant ¼” on each side of drawn line. Cut on diagonal line. 

Tip:  Check your ¼” seam allowance with scrap material.  Cut (2) dark strips and (1) light strip 
1 ½” x 3” each. Sew all 3 strips with light in the middle. Middle strip should measure 1”.



B/L/M Unit: (Make 4)

Be sure to use the diagram for placement of HST. Center HST (B) right sides together on the (M) sq. Sew. Center HST (L) right sides together on the opposite side of the (M) sq. Sew.  Repeat. 

Tip: Fold (M) sq in half twice to find center point.  Fold HST's in half to find center. Place HST on square matching up fold lines.



Assemble units in rows using diagram and picture for placement.  Press top and bottom row to outside A/A units and Center row towards (M) sq.  unit for ease of seam matching.

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