Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Better late than never

I have been watching this flashing "I'm doing the block of the month" button for about 2 months on my blog.  I guess since it's almost the end of February, I should get started.

I am following along with the Craftsy Block of the Month FREE class online. Craftsy is a great website for all you crafters out there. They have great classes and you can share your projects with lots of other passionate, crafty people.

 I spent the afternoon yesterday completing the two January blocks.
These are the fabrics I am going to begin with. I've had them staring at me from my stash for about 2 years. I guess they will be a good start and I will have to find some more to match. The instructions say I will need 36 fat quarters and this is only 8....looks like I will need to go shopping...

 Darn, a trip to the fabric store.

My background fabric is actually an ivory kona cotton (kinda hard to tell from the pic, sorry)

One of the things I love about quilting is the transformation the fabrics take as they are sliced and diced, stitched and pieced together. The beginning never looks like the end!

The first block is called the asterisk block. I am not completely happy with the fabric pick on this one but I have also found that often what you think doesn't look good by itself looks really pretty great when it all comes together. So, I will set aside my desire to scrap it and make another one until later in the process.

Don't you just love slicing up your carefully sewn squares? Scary at first, but it's all part of the transformation!

The second block is called a Wonky Pound Sign.

Another opportunity to slice up those beautifully sewn seams! This block was fun because you get to dice it up however you rules!

 I am so glad I decided to get started on this project! I have been missing quilting.

I've used "no time" as my excuse but look at afternoon (really just about an hour) and I have two blocks done!

And now that you know "no time" is not a valid excuse, I guess I better get rolling on February's blocks since March is already posted on their website. Where does the time go?

It's never to late to get started on this project with me! Show me your fabric pics and blocks, I would love to see them!


  1. Very eager to see how this turns out! I've made one quilt in my life and even though I was so confused (at first)I loved it. I took a class where one made a quilt in two weekends. I called the lady "Sarge" because she was very brash, but could she make quilts! Haven't attempted one in 15 years, though with all the gorgeous fabric out there, I think it's TIME!

    1. Indeed it could be time, Lucinda! Let me know if you get started. I love that perhaps I may have lit a spark!

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  3. I can't sew to feed my family sadly but I do enjoy seeing other people's fabrics and blocks!

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  4. I love quilting. I used to quilt in the past. These designs are beautiful!

  5. I used to quilt, too. Then I became addicted to fusing glass. No time, now, for anything else. LOL


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