Did you join a block of the month for 2021?
This month I had my third blocks to complete in the two BOM quilts I am participating in. Below are the blocks I have completed for the Bonnie and Camille Bee Quilt. My local quilt shop will not be including all the blocks needed to make the quilt so I am trying to work on some of the others from time to time.
You can find more information about these quilts by checking out my past posts: February’s Block of the Month Blocks for 2021 and Have You Joined A Block-of-the-Month (BOM) for 2021?. This month’s kit had a teal colored material in the kit as part of the star. I decided to change it out for yellow as I thought yellow would look better. Below is a picture of the original block.
The other BOM I am participating in is “Stephanie” by Leslee Price. The pattern picture shows the quilt made in blues and white. My local quilt shop is using fabrics that remind me of fall colors or Kansas Trouble type fabrics.
This block consists of rectangles, squares and half square triangles. The hardest part of doing a block like this one is making sure the points are all facing the correct way when sewn together.
After I cut all my pieces, I lay them out and then carefully pick them up to sew together. I had one rip out on this block and I caught it before I had the entire block together.
I also received my next clue on the mystery quilt I am putting together. This is another project that my local quilt shop is hosting. I received an email asking for the name of my LQS which is “The Quilt Patch.” This clue has me sewing squares onto my rectangles.
In Accuquilt, we call these “chisels” and each Qube size has this shape included in the “Corners Qube Set” of each size.
I was unable to cut my pieces with these dies as I was not sure how or what way they would be used. If I decide to make another quilt using this pattern, once I know what it looks like and have all the directions, I will gladly use my dies.
Today I had four units to work on. Still don’t know what the end result will look like but I’m loving my fabrics together so far. My Sew Straight by Quilt In A Day helps make this task much quicker. I just use the line that lines up with my needle and the point on the block. Then I sew diagonally. I also use the quarter inch line when sewing my seams. I’ve found this tool to be a great little helper in my sewing room.
Be sure to share more pictures of your Block of the Month quilts in the comments and happy sewing!