Block of the Month – February
March 3, 2012
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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 February:
a balkan puzzle (or windblown star) and a chunky chevron.
And (drum-roll please) here are my two completed blocks:
Again, one is slightly smaller than it’s supposed to be, but I’m getting closer on the sizing and this is supposed to be a learning experience for me. You don’t want to know how many times I unpicked the balkan puzzle (on the right) because the triangles were in the wrong order, or the points didn’t match. Even if you do want to know, I’m not going to tell you, but it was quite a few times. Worth it though.
I was concerned about sewing on the bias, as it hasn’t worked well for me in the past. I had planned to use spray starch to stabilise the fabric before sewing, but I didn’t get around to buying any. Sewing these blocks using the “draw a diagonal line and sew either side of it” method worked really well for me, and is now my go-to method of sewing on the bias.
Here’s what I need to do for March:
A string block and a broken spiderweb.
Is it sad that I’ve finished these already (on the second of the month)?
You’ll have to wait until the beginning of April to see them unless you hop over to my flickr page.
See January’s BOM here