April’s Block of the Month

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.

Pat Sloan BOM AprilFortunately 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!

Pat Sloan BOMThe 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!!

Pat Sloan BOM

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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2 Responses to April’s Block of the Month

  1. Thimberlina says:

    Good luck! Where’s the year gone/going? Looks fab what you’ve done so far 😀

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  2. dezertsuz says:

    What beautiful blocks those are with your fabrics. I didn’t do this one, but if I’d seen yours first, I probably would have!

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