Michelle Renee Hiatt designed each of the blocks in Grandma’s Blessing to be timeless with a twist. These blocks are inspired from newspaper clippings found in her Oma’s “under the bed box”, basically old newspaper and catalog clippings from the early 1900s through 1980. Michelle has taken the blocks and modernized the construction method to today's times and streamlined the piecing process using her favorite Studio 180 Design Tools.
Each month of this twelve month block of the month, you’ll learn new techniques and ways to use our favorite Studio 180 tools. The quilt utilizes the Tucker Trimmer, Wing Clipper, Square Squared, Quilter’s Magic Wand, and V Block. After making this quilt you’ll be hooked on how magical these tools are. Once you’ve learned how to use the Studio 180 tools it’ll be easy to spot these block types in your future projects and thus be able to more easily piece precise blocks.
As part of the block of the month you’ll receive detailed, illustrated instructions each month on how to use the Studio 180 tools to construct your block. If you’re more of a hands on learner, attend the Grandma’s Blessings class on the fourth Tuesday of each month. This class is included as a bonus for block of the month participants at no additional charge.
The finished quilt is 72" x 72". The sign up fee is $30 for the 12 month program. The monthly cost is $16. Throughout the course of the year you will receive the full pattern and fabric for the top and binding. The first block will be available January 15. Beginning in February, each block will be available on the 1st of the month.