Monday, 27 February 2023

February BOM: Clovers

To celebrate St Patty's next month, the BOM is going to be clovers! This is a pretty simple block and the size is decent as well. The block is from Piece N Quilt. For detailed instructions and to make it in another size (for yourself), take a look at her blog. For images, please see blog post. 

Size: 12.5 in (12 in finished)

Colour palette: Various greens for the clover and white (solid) for the corners and background.


(12) 3.5x3.5 in squares in various greens

(1) 1 3/4(1.75) in x 9in strip in green

(9) 2x2 in squares in white (draw a diagonal line in each of these)

(1) 7.5x7.5 in square, cut diagonally (to make two triangles)


1. Take 9 of the green squares and place a white square on the top left corner (see image) of each. Sew on the line and trim 1/4in away from the seam.

2. Sew one white triangle to either side of the green strip (1.75x9in) and square the block to 6.5in.

3. Assemble the leaves, please referrer to image as layout. 

4. Repeat step 3 two more times. 

4. With the white corners on the outside of the block, assemble the clover as referenced. 

5. Trim block to be 12.5 x 12.5 in.


Friday, 24 February 2023

2023 Sun, Sand and Sea Canadian Quilt Association Challenge deadline is coming up!

The deadline to let the CQA know if our guild intends to participate in their 2023 Sun, Sand and Sea guild challenge is approaching fast (March 15). 

Please send an email to if you plan on participating. 

Voting for the winning quilt to represent our guild at the conference will take place at the April meeting if there is more than one entry.

Monday, 23 January 2023

January BOM: Heart Block

For the January BOM, we'll be doing a heart block by Cluck Cluck Sew. I've linked the original free pattern ( 

Block Size: We'll be making the 8in block and adding a 2in border. The block will be trimmed to 12.5 in.
Colour palette: Red or pink, solids or prints for the hearts and white for the border and corner pieces.


(2) 4.5x8.5in rectangles in Red/Pink fabric
(2) 4.5in squares in white
(4) 1.5in squares in white
(2) 2.5x8.5in rectangles in white
(2) 2.5x 12.5in rectangles in white


1. Mark the diagonal line on the 4 white squares.

2. Place the 4.5 squares on the bottom of the red/pink pieces as shown, sew ON TOP of the line. Trim to 1/4in seam and press open.

3. Repeat with the 1.5in squares in the top corners. Follow the lines as shown in image. Trim the seam allowance and press open.

4. You should have two heart halves. Place them right sides facing and sew together. Press open. It should be 8.5in both ways, trim before adding border.

5. On the left and right sides, add your 2.5x8.5 in strips. Press

6. On the top and bottom, add your 2.5x 12.5in strips. Press

7. Your block should now measure 12.5x12.5in.