Works in Progress: part 2 – Blocks of the Month

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After a few days away to visit my MIL i am back at it , hard at work, at work that is … not my sewing room!  I did visit to beautiful quilt shops in Kamloops B.C.  Katje’s , where i got some fabric for a quilt that will be coming up soon in my Quilters Academy lessons. Also got some charm squares for some baby quilts that are on my radar screen recently. Some tiny packs of squares, about 2 inches square i think. I plan to do some paper piecing with those.  Got one pattern called Jelly Roll jive and a piece of flannel for another quilt in the lesson series as well.  the other shop was in north Kamloops and its called Heathers , very nice little shop,  got a hedgehog baby quilt kit, sooooo cute, some fat quarters, a piece of fabric for a quilt also on the radar.

Now onto my Block of the Month WIP’s …….  In Jan i stumbled across the Craftsy website and their free Block of the month with Amy Gibson.  So I signed up and hit the fabric shops for some fat quarters to flesh out the ones i had and get some background fabric.  Every month there are 2 blocks to sew complete with a video lesson and print outs of the directions.

January- Slashed Blocks: these were super fun to do and i enjoyed them quite a bit!

 

February- Half Square Triangles: these were  a bit above my skill level and i did have some issues with the points , so they are not perfect but okay and i learned from them too which i guess is the main thing.

 

March- Foundation Piecing: Really like making these blocks and immediatley started collecting “strings” for future use!

April- English Paper Piecing: Enjoyed doing these even though i dont generally like hand stitching. They were portable though and i worked on the basting and stitching together on a trip to Edmonton. I did change the layout of the one with the large circle of hexagons on it. In the lesson it was 2 rows sewn together and then appliqued to the background square in a row. I did mine in a circle to look more like a flower and i appliqued them on using a blanket stitch on my machine! very untraditional!

   

May- Wonky Log Cabin: I enjoyed these even though i messed up the second one bigtime, totally didnt follow directions well and it looked all wrong , so i took it back to a place i could start over and did so!!  But in the end they turned out decent enough, again with learning happening!

 

June: Modern Nine patch- no problems with these, the skills i am learning from my Quilting Academy lessons are paying off here!

 

July is Dresden plates, but i need to get a ruler or something first, probably on saturday.

so the other BOM i am doing , is called the Bloggers Block of the Month. It started in September and can be found over at Jackies blog Canton Village Quiltworks , sorry i dont know how to do the link thing yet! on purpose anyways, may have inadvertantly done it for the designer titles below !

 

Here are my two!  I am using two different background fabrics and a layer cake of Terrain by Kate Spain.

 
these two are my faves so far!
 
 
 
I am enjoying this series, the blocks finish at 8 1/2 now so will be 8 ” in the quilt.
Don’t even ask how i got to the March one, and it gets worse i went to do the November blocks this past week and after doing one i found i was actually working on Decembers blocks! go figure eh! so i have one done and the other will get done maybe this weekend.
so one more sort of catch on my wips then onto current things!!
 
take care
Vicki
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