Remember the A-B-C Challenge? It is still going strong and in the home stretch! Bring your ABC Blocks for May to the meeting. These blocks should start with O & P

Some examples of O blocks are:

  1. Ohio Star gives good practice with quarter square triangles.
  2. Old Maid’s Puzzle creates some interesting secondary designs when a number of them are put together.
  3. Ocean Wave from Around the Block

Some examples of P blocks are:

  1. Pineapple – there are a lot of variations of this block, so look around for other that are more complex and less complex.
  2. The Pinwheel block would be great with at least 3 fabrics. It would give a nice spinny effect.
  3. Prairie Queen has a nice asymmetrical design 
  4. Peace & Plenty – find it in Around the Block

Below are a few of the many block resources available to inspire you:

  • 1000 Great Quilt Blocks by Maggi McCormick Gordon
  • Around the Block with Judy Hopkins: 200 Rotary Cut Blocks in 6 Sizes by Judy Hopkins
  • Around the Block Again: More Rotary Cut Blocks from Judy Hopkins by Judy Hopkins
  • The Civil War Love Letter Quilt: 121Quilt Blocks Inspired by Love and War by Rosemary Youngs
  • The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt: 55 letters and the 111 Blocks they Inspired by Laurie Hird
  • Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix & Match by Susan Briscoe
  • Judy Martin’s Ultimate Book of Quilt Block Patterns by Judy Martin
  • Modern Quilt Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from your Favorite Designers by Susanne Woods
  • Once More Around the Block by Judy Hopkins
  • The Quilter’s Album of Blocks and Borders by Jinny Beyer (out of print)
  • The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns: 4044 Pieced Blocks for Quilters by Jinny Beyer