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2014 Block of the Month
BATTLE OF THE BLOCKS

Block of the Month for 2014 features a “battle” as described in the table below.  Each participant chooses which “battle” they want to make and bring up to 3 blocks to the monthly WOW meeting.  There will be 2 winners each month along with some other chances for prizes.  We hope you participate in the fun.  Your name goes in the drawing for each block you bring up to 3 blocks total.
Designing Women Small Group -  Carole, Diane, Marcey, Mickey, Norma, Rita, & Sandy

MONTH/BLOCK

WEBSITE
BATTLE INSTRUCTIONS

January

Starting our journey on the East Coast

Massachusetts

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art10205.asp

You will have 1 half square triangle piece left – bring it for the drawing as they will work for parts of a border.

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:

Bright Blue & Red
OR
Americana Blue & Red

February

Visiting the state where the City of Brotherly Love is found.

Pennsylvania Parade

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art10159.asp

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:

Dark Red, Red, & White
OR
Hot Pink, Pink, & White

March

Indiana Puzzle

 

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art12538.asp

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:

Any Color Tone on Tone & White/Off white background
OR
Any Solid Color & White/Off White background

April

Mississippi

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art10193.asp

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:

Pastels
OR
Brights

May

Alabama

http://www.quilterscache.com/A/AlabamaBlock.html

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:

Color 1 --- Blue OR Green
Color 2 ---  Brown/Tan
Color 3 ---   Off White

June

Arkansas Cross Roads

http://www.quilterscache.com/A/ArkansasCrossRoadsBlock.html

Be sure to go to page 2 to get cutting instructions

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:

Color 1 --- Color to match plaid
Color 2  --- Plaid
Color 3 --- Background – Tan/Off White
Color 4 --- Blending color
OR
Color 1 ---Color to match #2
Color 2 --- 30’s print
Color 3 --- Backgd – White/Off White
Color 4 ---Blending color

July

Ohio Star

http://www.quilterscache.com/O/OhioStarBlock.html

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:

Batiks
Light background fabric
OR
Civil War Fabrics
Light background fabric

August

Traveling to Minnesota & Wisconsin

Crossed Canoes

Paper pieced pattern to be added to Newsletter

Template

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:

Purple and Gold
OR
Green and Gold

September

Moving West to Colorado

Colorado Beauty

http://www.blockcentral.com/qb-coloradobeauty.shtml

It is back to school time – remember opening up that new box of crayons!  All of those beautiful colors ready for a new project?  This month we celebrate school time and are using basic colors from our new Crayola Box.

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:

Crayola Box Red, Orange, or Yellow
OR
Crayola Box Blue, Purple, or Green
Backgrounds should be a lighter color of the main color.  Use dots and there is extra credit !

October

Traveling westward -

On the Oregon Trail

http://www.quilterscache.com/O/OntheOregonTrailBlock.html

Trick or Treat

Give me the chocolate and no one will get hurt!

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:

 3 Halloween Colors
OR
3 Fall Colors

November

Following the:

Road to California

http://www.quilterscache.com/R/RoadtoCaliforniaBlock.html

I think we should go to Disneyland!

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:

2 Bright Colors with Off-White
OR
2 Traditional Colors with Off-White

December

All American

http://www.quilterscache.com/A/AllAmericanBlock.html

Hope you have had fun traveling and quilting across this wonderful United States where we live and quilt.

Make 1-3 blocks of your choice of:
Stars in
Bright Contemporary Red, White, Blue
OR
Americana Red, Off-White, Blue

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