It’s only one week into March and I’ve already completed Pat Sloan’s Block of the Month, this is a record for me! At the beginning of each month Pat is publishing a pattern for a mystery quilt block, by the end of the year I should have a new quilt top and hopefully will have learned lots of new techniques along the way! Everyone taking part puts photos of their blocks on the facebook page, it’s great seeing all the different colour schemes and the difference colours make.
This month’s block used flying geese technique again, so I’m getting much better at making neat points, practise makes perfect as they say. I’m using fabric from my stash, I’ve put together a collection of about 8 fabrics, using the autumn leave pattern as a starting point, the only one I’m not sure about is the pale blue with ditsy flowers which I used in the second, heart shaped block. It’s the right shade of light and dark blue but it’s just a bit busy! I’m still debating whether to remake block two without the pale blue, or whether to have faith in it and use it in another block, maybe a smaller piece. It’s got to be one or the other, what do you think?