Monday, July 1, 2024

July's Block!


It's so hard to believe that it's July! It has been a dryer week so far and I'm so happy to see the sunshine. Hubby spent the weekend fortifying our garden fence while I replanted green beans. I think it's the bunnies that are enjoying the fresh vegetable plants. I've never in my life bought green bean plants, I've always planted by seed, but I am determined to have fresh green beans this year. I've given up on kohlrabi... this year and I'm starting to question how much I'll really get out of the garden. We've had so much rain that the plants were drowning before the sun came out this week. I am truly hoping that I'm swamped with produce by September. I enjoy canning tomatoes and stocking up our freezer with veggies. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

July is a fun busy month, we have the 4th of July, our wedding anniversary and our family vacation. I know that summertime is busy for everyone! So, we only have one snowman block this month so that you have time for all the other stuff. 

Here's a quick recap, if you are just discovering this year's block of the month, it’s sort of a mystery and I am encouraging everyone to use fabric from their stash. You will want the same background color for the quilt to tie it all together but, other than that the sky’s the limit. So, to begin with go dig thru your fabric stash and look for the following. 

Fabric Requirements
Blue background fabric- 2 yards
white fabric (snowman faces) - 1/2 yard
green (trees) - 3/4 yard
pieced border - red- 3/4-yard, pink - 1/2-yard, light green- 1/2-yard, light blue- 3/4-yard
orange- snowman noses
scrappy hats- 10 plus fat quarters or a combination of fat quarters and fat eights in a variety of colors such as red, blue, yellow, pink, green, purple. 

Now let's get stitching!

Snowman Hat Rectangle- Sew a background 2” square onto the top two corners right sides together corner to corner. Trim excess fabric leaving a ¼” seam. Press.

Trace 1 noses onto the paper side of the Heat N bond fusible web. (Or whatever fusible brand you prefer) Iron onto the back side of the orange fabric. Cut out all the carrot noses. Iron on carrot nose onto the snowman block using the quilt on the front cover for placement. Applique stitch using orange or brown thread around the raw edges of the carrot design. I like to use a small buttonhole stitch.
July's Block

We will wait until the quilt is completed and then quilted before we put on the snowman faces, which will use either buttons or yo-yos.
Tell your friends! Spread the word! Post the button on your blog!

 Each month's pattern is a free PDF instant download. If you miss a month, the patterns are available for $2.50 on my website and also in my Etsy shop.  

If you don't have a printer, you can purchase a PRINTED copy of the monthly patterns.

 There's also a Facebook Group, please join and post your progress! It's also fun to see everyone else progress too! Make sure to post your blocks so far! 

 I hope that you have a wonderful day and find some time to stitch.

Have a wonderful day,
Cindy, Josephine & Bonaparte

~ Bonaparte~ 
(Bonaparte's nickname is 'Bone')



  2. Gonna try to get this little guy cut out this week. He's cute. Thanks for sharing