I decided it would be great fun to participate in a block of the month group this year. One of my goals (you know those resolutions…he,he) for the year is to do more quilting and to learn some new techniques.
I read about a block of the month class/workshop that is going on over at Craftsy.com, and it’s free, so I checked it out!
This is such a great class! And did I mention that it is free! (I have also signed up for 3 other classes over there, but more about them another time.) The class is being taught by Amy Gibson. And if you haven’t checked out the Craftsy platform, you really need to get over there!
Here are my two blocks for January. Hanging a little lopsided on my design board, but done! Yay! I chose white for my main background and sashing color. I am using different blues from my stash for the balance of the materials. I have so much fabric, I know I can get a quilt done just using my stash. And blue is my favorite color. I thought that a blue and white quilt would be just stunning!
Here is a closer look at my Asterisk block. January blocks are slashed blocks. This is the first time that I have sewn using this method, and it’s so easy, and liberating! I can see me using this method to come up with some new blocks easily!
This block Amy calls the Wonky Pound Sign. I haven’t decided which way I will lay it in the quilt at this point, but it was really a fun block to make.
The February blocks are now posted up and the video is ready to roll! February is working with half-square triangles. The blocks are called Balkan Puzzle and Chunky Chevron. There will be more of a variety of fabrics used in these, so they will be a little more interesting.
This is really getting my creative juices flowing, which is why I decided to do it. It’s not too late to sign up if you’re interested! I have a link here, and then one in my sidebar. Click on over and check it out!
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