Again I am just finishing the April blocks by the ’skin of my teeth’! I have had the first block finished for a while but couldn’t decide what to do for the second block. To tell the truth, I did enjoy making the second block (flowers) more than the first. I’m not a big fan of doing hand work but this was fun. I used my machine to applique the hand pieced hexagons to the background fabric.
This has been a busy month for me. I am just finishing my March BOM from Craftsy. This is the first time I have made this type block. I got lots of exercise running to the ironing board. If I made a lot of these blocks I would set up an ironing station beside my sewing machine.
I cut about 30 different size strips from my fat quarters to make both blocks. The Craftsy site used a different colorway for each block. I had enough left when I made the first block that I decided to use the leftovers for the second. I had a few pieces left after finishing the both blocks.
I am making the free block of the month quilt offered at craftsy.com this year. There will be two patterns available each month. The picture shows the blocks I made for January and February. I am using Amy Butler and Heather Bailey fabrics that I bought at Fabrics and Friends quilt shop in Roanoke, IN.
Three friends and I went to Roanoke together and we each bought one yard of seven different fabrics. We took it home and cut it into fat quarters. We then exchanged FQs to each have 28 different fabrics.
I am enjoying these fabrics. They are not the patterns and colors that I normally use in my quilts.
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