Block of the Month – Block 1

This is the Lasting Legacies Block of the Month, Block #1 for November. We are making two colorways of this block from the Lasting Legacies civil war collection. If you are interested in participating in our Lasting Legacies Quilt Along, feel free to join us. Just click here! Download the pattern for $5.99 or pick up the kit (which includes a FREE pattern!) All are welcome and there is plenty of time to catch up as we are constructing only two blocks a month. You will have access to all the instruction located in the Discussion Forum to build the quilt along with step-by-step images. This is a perfect project for beginners too!

The first block colorway uses Pressed Floral-Terra Cotta, Honor-Tea Dyed, Battenberg-Chocolate, and Calico-Cream.

The second Block #1 uses Floral Brigade-Purple Nightfall, Battenberg-Dusty Purple, Pressed Floral-Purple Dusk, and Floral Brigade-Dark Taupe.

The dimensional look is achieved through the clever placement of the light and dark fabrics around the star in the center. It provides a ribbon affect that is just stunning. I love how some blocks have the ability to be designed so that one can create depth and movement. This is the most difficult of all six blocks; it gets easier from here on! Wahoo! Come visit the Lasting Legacies BOM Quilt Along and join in the fun with some wonderful people!


  1. Susan Hoopes - November 22, 2013

    I really like this star block. I plan to use it in several new quilts that I have planned. 🙂

  2. Mary Mekelburg - November 22, 2013

    I don’t do a lot of piecing because needle turn applique is my thing but I do like to do at least one BOM a year. This 1st block has piqued my interest for this year. Thanks.

  3. Norma Jean Wood - November 23, 2013

    I think this block is really different than ones I’ve seen lately. Just curious what the entire quilt will look like. I may give it a try.

  4. Mari - November 23, 2013

    Norma, if you click on the underlined, Lasting Legacies BOM it will take you to the image of the quilt if interested.