Last month I wrote about joining a Block of the Month Club at my local quilt shop. Saturday is fast approaching and it is time to get my second block done so I can present it Saturday and receive my fabrics for the third one. I dislike waiting till Saturday morning to do this as it has me rushing around hoping I don’t make mistakes.
It would have been nice to cut my pieces with an AccuQuilt die but unfortunately, I do not have the sizes that this block needed and had to use my rotary cutter and rulers. I’m glad that it’s just one block each month as I am getting spoiled with the dies. OK, I have to admit that while cutting the fabrics, I missed which green was supposed to be cut for what pieces and ended up switching the greens. Fortunately it ended up working out.
The 2nd block in this quilt pattern had flying geese and the square within a square which is very much like making flying geese. I chain pieced my rectangles on one side, cut off the excess leaving a 1/4 inch seam, ironed the sewn piece open and then repeated everything on the other side or the rectangle.
I’ve included pictures of making my flying geese and sewing the various parts of the block together.
I always love when the pieces start going together and the block starts to appear as it is sewn together. It is like building a puzzle with fabric.
A design wall would be nice at this point, however, my room is pretty crowded with items and a nice design wall is not possible. I usually lay my blocks out next to me as I finish my sections. It helps me to see if I’ve sewn and laid them out correctly for the final sewing together of the block.
As I’m looking at the block, knowing that the green fabrics should be reversed, I think it still came out well in spite of my mistake. Or maybe it would be better to say my personal touch on block color design. I do have the option of purchasing this block kit on Saturday and do the block again the way the instructions were written. What do you think? Does it look good this way or should I make another block per the instructions?
Well, two blocks done and 10 more to go. If you are interested in the products I’m using, I will have links for them below. I hope your week is going well. If you are participating in a block of the month, share which pattern you are making. I would love to hear from you.
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