As you can see I am waaaay behind on Pat Sloan’s Block of the Month quilt pattern. Life has been so busy this year that something had to give, and this was it. Well everything has quietened down now…bliss…so I thought I ought to get on with it.
Fortunately I was organised enough at the beginning of the year to put all the fabrics together in a project box, so at least I didn’t need to go hunting again! They were all out of my stash, I’m using this BOM as a learning curve so I didn’t want to buy fabrics specially for it.
I changed a couple of squares as I was going along, originally I cut a square out of a blue ditsy floral fabric for the centre, but it just didn’t look right so I changed it for the leaf pattern, which is turning into the fabric to hold the quilt pattern together as so far it’s in every block!
The blue Sanderson design is actually a striped fabric I’ve had for ages, like years. It’s one of those beautiful fabrics you have to buy but can’t quite work out what to make! I fussy cut the rectangles and the squares to make the half triangles with. One pair had a stipe on them which I thought I might be able to incorporate into the pattern, I couldn’t, it just wouldn’t work, so I made another pair which look much better.
The block for April is called The Penny Arcade. I’m really pleased with it, I can see myself improving with each block. I think my cutting out is getting more accurate and my quarter inch seams are better too. I’m particularly chuffed with the little squares as the corners match perfectly, the points on my triangles are much better too!
Just got May, June and July to do…oh and August has just come out too!!