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Block of the Month – May

As 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’s what I needed to do for May:

A Modern Block Cabin and a Wonky Five-Sided Log Cabin

If you found my previous blocks in my Flickr photostream, you may have been looking for my May blocks too:

Yep, this is how far I’ve got with May’s, and indeed April’s.

Ok, I’m behind, way behind. I can see whole day’s worth of cutting and sewing blocks  needing to happen.

ClaireBear

See January’s BOM here

See February’s BOM here

See March’s BOM here

Block of the Month – April

As 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 April:

If you found my March blocks in my Flickr photostream, you may have been looking for my April block too:

Yep, this is how far I’ve got with April’s.

I did say last month that; “April’s blocks are made using the “English Paper Piecing” method that I used… before… My only problem will be motivating myself into all that hand-stitching again. ” and it turns out I’m having a lot of problems motivating myself. I will do it, but I haven’t actually even cut the fabric for it yet (hangs head in shame).

Here’s what I need to do for May:

A Modern Block Cabin and a Wonky Five-Sided Log Cabin

Lets hope I get a better grip of myself, and get both sets done!

ClaireBear

See January’s BOM here

See February’s BOM here

See March’s BOM here

Block of the Month – March

As 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 March:

A string block and a broken spiderweb.

If you have found my photostream in Flickr, you will already have seen my completed March 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. Unlike previous blocks, I managed to make these two at the first attempt. Does that mean I’m improving?

Here’s what I need to do for April:

April’s blocks are made using the “English Paper Piecing” method that I used when I joined Lily’s Quilts Hexalong (that you may have seen before) so it should be a piece of cake. My only problem will be motivating myself into all that hand-stitching again.

I’ll leave you with a little group photo of the Block of the Month blocks that I have made so far:

ClaireBear

See January’s BOM here

See February’s BOM here

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