Thank you to Elaine Stevens for providing these tutorials for us for our Club 11 / Gypsy Block of the Month Quilt-Along! Visit more on our Kinship Quilter’s Facebook Page for more details 🙂 This is for months 8, 9, & 10 as shown below, following the printed pattern, as received by subscribing participants.
Thank you to Elaine Stevens, Top Tester for our Kinship Quilter’s Facebook online Quilt-Along, for providing these tutorial photos for us, great job & much appreciated! She is showing in the (3) colorway options available for Club 11, our Gypsy Block of the Month. This is the blocks for Month 5 — referred to in the printed pattern as Blocks Five A, Five B, and Five C. 🙂
Hi, and welcome to the Kinship Quilters “Spotty” Club Facebook Quilt-Along. It’s not too late to join if you aren’t yet part of this super simple and easy beginner group that uses Kaffe Fassett 5″ charms accented by woven shot cottons to make a fun quilt top in no time. You will learn how to use charms both in focal blocks as well as to form unique complementary sashing in between rows. Simply click here to join now. Or if you are already a member, keep reading….
Group Testers and leaders are Melissa Martin, who has already sewn this project in full, and Mary Beth Kochie, who will complete her blocks and steps ahead of participants. Each is available to be tagged in our Kinship Quilters Facebook Group should you get stuck or come across questions during your journey. Also, group overseer, Deanna Nagle is always available to tag for any questions as we go along.
These months we will only do 5 focal blocks. It’s quite simple. 5 pre-cut charms , 5″ each, as you received in your monthly package and accented on all 4 sides with your woven pale grey Kaffe Fassett shot cotton, as provided. That’s it this month! See? I told you it was easy! See page 2 for instructions on how to create these (5) focal blocks.
THE PICTURE BELOW SHOWS THESE BLOCKS WITH SASHING as the finished quilt top project. WE ARE NOT CREATING THE ACCENT SASHING, JUST A ROW OF (5) BLOCKS framed in grey solid per month (in months 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, & 11), but it will show you a “taste” of the future of your project. Stay Excited.
Thanks for being a part of the fun of all things Kinship Quilters!
Here’s the Completed Quilt Top as seen below :
Melissa Martin, our main group leader and tester, is also an original Kinship Quilters Facebook Group member and master quilter with a passion for her craft.
Here’s Melissa’s bio on herself as related to quilting and this group, in her own words: “I’m 36, and live in Rush City, Minnesota. I have 3 kids (6 with my fiancé and I together lol). I have been quilting for 3 years. Last year was my first time participating in a BOM group at all! It was fun and exciting to see what was coming each month, and I loved the end results!”