I’ve wanted to make a Red, White & Blue quilt for me. This year will be the time to make the top.
Quilters Newsletter is sponsoring a Block of the Month Mystery Quilt, Ooh-Rah, which was designed to support the Quilted in Honor program, benefiting Operation Homefront.
The blocks will all be 12” (finished) and the Quilt will be 60-1/2” x 75”. All of the block patterns will be from the first 12 issues of Quilters Newsletter.
Block #1 has been revealed. It was originally printed in the first issue of Quilters Newsletter (1969) and was named Martha Washington Star Block.
I have gotten my fabric – three different dark blues, a light blue, a red and an ivory.
First Step – Iron & Fold the fabric
Do you realize how hard it is to find 3 different dark blues? I wasn’t sure if that meant 3 of the same darkness or slight variations. The light blue was my 2nd choice – I needed 2 yards, but the fabric I wanted didn’t have that much left on the bolt.
I have 3-1/2 weeks to make this block before Block #2 is released.