Debbie Mumm 2009 Block of the Month Quilt

Natural Wonders Quilt

Finished size 49 1/2 ” x 61 ”

 

Celebrate the wonders of nature as you create a new block each month of the year with our new 2009 Block of the Month Quilt Project. Beauty and color will surround you, outside and in the sewing room, as you complete each block to create a quilt to enjoy for many years to come. This quilt was adapted from Debbie's 20th Anniversary Celebration Quilt featured in Memories and Milestones by Debbie Mumm

Quilt kits using the same fabrics shown in our sample are available in our online store.

Join us in January with the enticing Forest Floor block featuring an appliquéd mushroom and finish in December with our tribute to those human wonders whom we call our Sewing Circle. Along the way, you'll make a 9 1/2" square (unfinished) sampler block each month using a variety of piecing and appliqué techniques.

Instructions for a new block will be posted at the beginning of each month, but you can go back to previous blocks anytime by clicking on the months listed below the quilt. General fabric requirements and cutting instructions are below. Finishing instructions will be posted with Block 12.

Enjoy a year of sewing fun and a quilt to treasure for a lifetime.

Fabric Requirements

Fabric A (Tan Background)—1 yard

Fabric B (Lt Tan)—1/8 yard

Fabric C (Dk Red/Orange)—1/3 yard

Fabric D (Med Red/Orange)—1/2 yard

Fabric E (Light Green)—5/8 yard (Includes 1/4 yard for First Border)

Fabric F (Medium Green)—1/4 yard

Fabric G (Dark Green)—7/8 yard (Includes 1/2 yard for sashing borders)

Fabric H (Gold Sashing)—1/2 yard

Fabric I (Dark Paprika Corner Sashing Squares)—1/3 yard

Fabric J (Multi-color leaf/Outside Border and Binding)—1 1/2 yards

Backing—3 1/8 yards

Batting—56" x 67"

Lightweight Fusible Web—2/3 yard

Cutting Instructions

To fully utilize your fabric yardage, we recommend that you cut fabrics into the following strips and place into re-sealable plastic bags labeled with fabric letter and width such as [A-10", A-5 1/2", etc]. You will need approximately 34 bags. Use the designated size strip-width to cut pieces for each month's block. Some small pieces may be cut from a larger size strip (e.g. 2 1/4— square cut from a 2 1/2—-wide strip).

Note: Kit purchasers do not use these cutting instructions. These instructions do not apply to those who purchased the Natural Wonders Kit as purchasers will get fabric in quarterly installments along with cutting and assembly instructions. 

Fabric A (Tan Background)—1 yard

Cut one each of the following strips:

10" x 42"
5 1/2" x 42"
5" x 42"
3 1/2" x 42"
2 3/4" x 42"
2 1/2" x 42"
2" x 42"

Fabric B (Lt Tan)—1/8 yard

Cut one each of the following strips:

2" x 42"
3/4" x 42"

Fabric C (Dk Red/Orange)—1/3 yard

Cut one 2 3/4" x 42" strip
Cut two 2" x 42" strips
Cut one 1 1/2" x 42" strip

Fabric D (Med Red/Orange)—1/2 yard

Cut one each of the following strips:

5 1/2" x 42"
2 3/4" x 42"
2" x 42"
1 1/2" x 42"
1 1/4" x 42"

Fabric E (Light Green)—5/8 yard (Includes 1/4 yard for First Border)

Cut one each of the following strips:

3 1/2" x 42"
2 1/2" x 42"
1 1/2" x 42"
1" x 42"

First Border: Cut five 1 1/4" x 42"

Fabric F (Medium Green)—1/4 yard

Cut one 3 1/2" x 42" strip

Cut two 1 1/2" x 42" strips

Fabric G (Dark Green)—7/8 yard (Includes 1/2 yard for sashing)

Cut one 5 1/2" x 42" strip
Cut one 2" x 42" strip
Cut three 1" x 42" strips
Sashing Borders: Cut sixteen 1" x 42" strips

Fabric H (Gold Sashing)—1/2 yard

Cut eight 2" x 42" strips

Fabric I (Dark Paprika Corner Sashing Squares)—1/3 yard Cut two 3" x 42" strips

Cut one 2— x 42— strip

Fabric J (Multi-color leaf/Outside Border and Binding)—1 1/2 yards

Cut six 5 1/2" x 42" strips (border)

Cut six 2 3/4— x 42— strips (binding)

 

The following pieces can be cut from Sashing and Border yardage or may be purchased separately:

Block Four Appliqué (Fabric J)—one 6 1/2— square

Block Seven (Fabric J)—one —fussy cut— 2 1/2— square

Getting Started

This quilt consists of twelve sampler blocks and pieced sashing with corner squares. Rich autumn colors and a variety of construction techniques make this quilt a standout. Add color and texture to your own quilt by using variegated thread and/or couching to the appliqués.

If using directional fabric to cut rectangular pieces, notice position of fabric in block prior to cutting in order to obtain a pleasing arrangement.

Refer to Accurate Seam Allowance and Quick Corner Triangles prior to constructing blocks. Press seams in direction of arrows. Blocks measure 9 1/2— square unfinished. Use 1/4—-wide seams throughout.