Swing into Summer with the June Block of the Month

I can’t believe it’s June already. It seems that we just started this project, but with the completion of this block, we’re two-thirds of the way through! Let’s start with my two June blocks:

June block made primarily with fabrics from Kathy Davis’ “Happiness” line.

The citron & gray color palette is still one of my favorites!

My friend Sally Garrison is making three quilts – each in a different color family from the Paris Flea Market line (hugely popular a few years ago) by Three Sisters from Moda. What beautiful fabrics! I’ll bet there are many of us who still have some of these in our stash.  Do you remember Paris Flea Market? Here are Sally’s three blocks (in pink, yellow and blue):

Here’s Darra’s June block, made with fabrics from Alex Anderson’s Leila Rose line:

Darra and I both chose (without conferring) to use two alternating fabrics around the perimeter of the block, while Sally used different fabrics for each square. I’m always fascinated to see how our individual design aesthetics differ. Click here to download the instruction sheet for the June block. And if you’re just starting the project, the instruction sheets for the January-May blocks and the setting diagram can be found in our Pattern Library.

Thanks to everyone who shared their creative ideas for using the yo-yo flowers. Congratulations to Leslie Williams, who will receive a Clover “Quick” YO-YO Flower Maker! Your entry was selected via random drawing as the giveaway winner from my May 22 post.

Keep sewing those blocks!

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6 Responses to Swing into Summer with the June Block of the Month

  1. Janice says:

    I really enjoy seeing the different fabric choices. I am having a lot of fun making these blocks.

  2. Sally says:

    Thanks Christie for posting my June blocks! The pressure is on now to find more of those fabrics for the borders. But the hunt is always a fun challenge. Who doesn’t like to have an excuse to search for new fabrics! Maybe I’ll have luck this weekend at the Carson City Quilt Guild show! A reason to go to Reno! Could be a win win weekend!

  3. heartsease57 says:

    Christie, when I tried to click on the link to download the instructions, I got a file not found notice. Could you maybe check your link again?

    • Darra Williamson says:

      Sorry you had a problem! Give it another go. I think you’ll find it’s now working just fine.

  4. I made one of my daughters a quilt from the Paris Flea Market fabrics when they first came out, she loved it. The colors for her quilt were the pinks. I also have enough stashed away to one day make her another one in the yellows. Wonderful fabrics!

  5. elaine says:

    thanks for sharing the variety of fabric combinations. it’s always good to see samples for inspiration. this quilt is perfect for using up all those fabric lines we have stashed. thanks, christie!

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