SMQG Block of the Month Quilt

I finally finished!!!


If you’ve been reading along for anytime within the last year, you know I’ve been participating in the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild BOM for 2015! I was moving right along until I hit the pile of about 130 little half square triangles…. Then it came to a screeching halt!


I quilted the top as I sent. Each border I’d piece and then quilt the top and the batting. My only downside with this was that I would forget to include a larger seam allowance. The larger seam allowance helps when ironing open the seams. Typically I don’t iron open, but with the QAYG it helps reduce bulk.


For the back I used a few left over blocks and more of the fabric from the front. Then I mostly quilted in the ditch around each border. But doing that left a nice big square in the center, so I quilted over a few of the circles that I quilted in the center block.



I’m super glad I took pictures each month as I went along. I love seeing it ‘grow’! The center is my inside out pineapple pattern. And it grew from there! You can find all the block directions here, if you’d like to make your own.


And I got to use my new labels! I got a 50 pack of labels that are dated 2016, so I have to make 49 more this year! Ha! I got them from Tagtopia and she was great to work with!



This, unfortunately, was the only quilt on my First Quarter Finish A Long that I actually finished! Not at all what I planned! Good news is that I at least finished something…


I”m so excited to have this one done! And it’s going to be well loved in my house!


  1. aquilterstable says:

    oh yeah! SO good to see it done! It’s something super special Louise! And yay for the FAL finish! I’m going to share on our FAL fb page!

  2. Beth T. says:

    Hooray for you! It has been fun to watch this come together. I think a single finish, if it is a Medallion Quilt of your design, is enough to feel very good about.

  3. Smashing! And perfect colours to bring in spring.

  4. It may be the only FAL finish but it is a lovely one! Don’t worry roll those other projects onto Q2 – hope you are making your new list! Thanks for participating in the FAL2016 from your global team of hosts

  5. It’s wonderful! I love the colors you chose too

  6. This turned out absolutely amazing! Great choice of colors, the perfect spring quilt!

  7. Sarah Helene says:

    Wow! Awesome quilt! Love your geometric design as well as the colors! You are talented possessing a keen sense of design & color combinations. 2 shades of green, pops of orange squares & white. What an heirloom quilt to pass down for generations, many cherishing your handiwork! BRAVO!

  8. Congratulations! It looks awesome!

  9. Whoohoo, congratulations on finishing this, I love your palette.

  10. You’ve actually made my heart stop. This is an absolute stunner of a finish. Congrats! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.

  11. I love this quilt. Green and white and a bit of red. Beautiful!

  12. Fabulous! You rock!


  1. […] identical to the first quarter finish a long. I can mark one off the list, but that’s it! The Seattle Modern Quilt Guild BOM quilt is the only one I […]

  2. […] And each year I start them, but I am very behind on finishing them! Like the 2016 BOM… and the 2017 BOM… I’ve finished all the blocks for those quilts, but I haven’t finished the quilt! I did finish the 2015 BOM! […]

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