Block of the Month Challenge

Scroll down to see the block requirements for each month.

Here’s How Block of the Month Works

This challenge is all about showcasing your creativity, sharing ideas and having fun with fellow quilters.

Here’s how it works:

  • There is a $5.00 fee to join the challenge. The money collected will be the grand prize at the end of the challenge.
  • Each month we will select 2 different blocks to make. One will be more traditional and the other will be a bit more challenging.  You may make one or both of the blocks.
  • We will tell you the size to make of each of these blocks. The size of the blocks will differ from month to month.
  • These are the only 2 rules you must follow: 1) make the selected blocks and 2) in the sizes stated.
  • We invite your participation in suggesting blocks you would like to see incorporated in your quilt. We welcome and will consider any and all ideas.
  • Bring your completed block(s) to guild the following month. We will issue a ticket for each completed block  to win a monthly prize.  For example, if you completed both blocks, you will have 2 chances to win the prize.
  • At the end of the challenge we will draw the winning ticket for the grand prize from all of the previous months’ tickets.
  • In January 2025 we will have a workshop on how to put the blocks together to create your own unique quilt.

We look forward to working with you with this challenge.  Please consider joining us to see what each of us will create.

If you have further questions or ideas you like to share please contact Marilyn Pond or Janet Haynes.


DUE MARCH 13, 2024

Block 1                9” finished star of your choice

Block 2               6” x 9” finished house either Vertical or Horizontal

Make either or both. Remember this is your quilt. Or even more than 1 of each

You will give a ticket for the drawing for each block you turn in.

DUE APRIL 10, 2024

For this month’s block, we want to challenge your creativity with two very versatile blocks.

For block 1, we chose the log cabin.  You can make either a 9 inch or a 12 inch finished block using any variation of a log cabin.

For block 2, we are asking you to make a string pieced block, either a 6 inch or a 9 inch finished block.  Our speaker this month Lori DeJarnatt is sure to provide inspiration in making an unique block.

DUE MAY 8, 2024

This month’s block is the traditional Churn Dash or Shoofly (your choice) at 9 inch
finished square. You may make one or both using any variation of these blocks.

For the more challenging block we are asking to make a basket block at 6x9 inch
(or 9x6 inch) finished block using whatever technique you choose.

DUE JUNE 12, 2024

This month’s block is the Snail Trail. You make either a 9 or 12 inch finished square. (your choice).  You may use any variation of this block.

For the second block we are asking to make a flower block at 6x12 inch (or 12x6 inch) finished block using whatever technique you choose.

Keep in mind you are creating your own sampler quilt.  If you like a particular block you may decide to make more than one.  If you don’t like the selected block you may not want to include it in your quilt.  It’s your quilt!!!

You will get one ticket for the June drawing for each block you make.  To be eligible for the drawing the block must be in the stated size.   All past months’ blocks accepted.



Garden Grove Elks Lodge #1952
11551 Trask Ave, Garden Grove, CA

  • Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
  • The regular meeting is 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.
  • December’s meeting is the 1st Wednesday.

Guests are always welcome for a donation of $5.00 per guest.

Mailing Address:

Orange Grove Quilters Guild
PO Box 453
Garden Grove, CA 92842-0453