A you may already know I am following Craftsy’s Block of the Month e-course as a quiltalong, using fabrics I already have in my stash.
Here is the fabric I am using up:
some plain cottons and the Mono mini-bundle that I sell in my supplies shop on Etsy (Claire Bear Shop).
Here are the two blocks for January:
an asterisk and a wonky pound sign.
And (drum-roll please) here are my two completed blocks:
Photographically, not my best, and yes, one is smaller than it’s supposed to be, but I’ve done both of these 3 times to get them right and I’m not doing either of them again! I’ll just add some sashing around the smaller one when I come to make up the quilt. Needless to say, I now rock at slashing blocks and sewing in strips.
Here’s what I need to do for February:
a balkan puzzle (or windblown star) and a chunky chevron. I’ve already selected my fabrics and I’ve pressed then and cut out the squares, so I’m all set.
These are made using half-square triangles, which I hate because my seams always go wrong when I’m machine sewing on the bias. I read on the course question board that you can spray with spray starch before cutting on the can help, so I’m adding a can of spray starch to my shopping list before I try these, and I’ll let you know how I get on.
See this quilting ruler that Amy Gibson uses to square up her blocks and get her diagonals true?
( I know that Mr CB reads my blog, he’s really supportive like that, so I thought I’d give him some ideas for my birthday plus enough time to save up for it. I’d love a 12.2″ by 12.5″ square which they sell here at the Cotton Patch which is our local quilt shop)
I’ll give you an update on February’s month’s blocks in a month or so.
Wish me luck!