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Aug 1, 2016

Bonfire Block of the Month Club - August

Aug 1, 2016
Pin It This is the last block for the Bonfire Block of the Month Club.  The August block is another "Your Choice" block from the book Sister Sampler Quilts.  I hope you are enjoying some freedom to make this sampler quilt your own.

After you complete 2 more blocks for August, you will have the 16 blocks required for the Bonfire setting. I am showing you what we chose, but please pick your favorites.  All the blocks in the book are interchangeable  - so you can pick any of the other blocks from the other 2 sampler in the book.

AUGUST BLOCK - YOUR CHOICE.  We chose MOSAIC NO. 2  My mom and I decided we would each pick a month with the remaining 2 blocks for the quilt.  This last month was my month.  I have to admit the choice was tough.  Most of my favorite prints from my Blueberry Park bundle were gone and most of the pieces I had left were small cuts.  The trick was to find a block where we would have plenty of fabric and balance between the colors.  And.... after all those challenging blocks, I wanted something simple.
We will be swapping blocks very soon. The 2nd Your CHOICE (we chose Mosaic No. 2) is the eighth and final block in the project. 

After you've completed your blocks (and optional swap), it's time to start putting the quilt top together.  There is quite a bit of sashing to cut and the large HSTs that frame the sampler will be made too.  I'll check in with you on September 1st while we work on the assembly of the quilt and show our quilt tops in October.  We should have plenty of time if you are planning to gift this quilt for the holidays!

AnneMarie's Sister Pair of the Mosaic No. 2 Block
Love the block, but I struggled with the prints I had remaining to find color combos I liked.  The block on the left is pretty, but it's so soft and pastel compared to the rest of the brights in the quilt.  Hopefully, I can make it work!

My Partner (My Mom)'s Sister Pair of the Mosaic No. 2 Block
I love hers!  I'm especially smitten with the multicolored pinwheel in the middle of the block on the right.  Hope I get that one in the swap.

SHARE with us and WIN!
Thank you so much for sharing with us this year!  This is our last monthly block giveaway.  Share your blocks with us for a chance to win a $25 Gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.  Go here for the details on the giveaway each month and details on how to enter.  

**Remember you can also show us your progress on Instagram and/or in the Facebook group for my patterns.
#bonfiresampler on Instagram
Join the Gen X Quilters' Pattern Shop Facebook Group.

JULY WINNER.  Each month, there is a $25 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop up for grabs.  All you have to do is enter a photo of your BOM blocks in the linky at the end of the month's post.  The winner is drawn randomly.  It was interesting to see what blocks you chose.  The July winner is: #4 Amy!  Congrats!

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE.  2 entries per person; MUST be blocks made from Sister Sampler Quilts book.  Enter your blocks any time from now until 9/01/2016.  Enter by midnight EST on 8/31.

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