Sunday, June 5, 2011

Blocks Under Construction!

I have been participating in Cozy Quilt Shop's Building Blocks designed by Sharyn Craig. It is a Block of the Month series on the theme of building or construction. Each month you can buy a kit for $5, which includes the block pattern with template patterns/rotary cutting directions and 3 fat eighths in one of 5 colorways (black & white, red & green, brights, pastels & red, white & blue.

Here are some photos of my red & green blocks. I had a lot of fun coloring in the block diagrams and couldn't stop at just one block for each design. So I made three of each and a fourth for the January block. And I still have lots of fabric left over if I want to make a fourth of the other months' blocks. The January block is titled "Hammer & Nails." I mixed up fabrics from the other blocks so it gave a lot of variety to the designs. I also added a couple of Moda Marbles in a couple of blocks.
February's block is called "Skylights."

March is titled "Picture Window."

April's block is called "Newel Post."
May is "Plumb Line." Doesn't the third block look totally different?

This is the kit for June, "T Square."

The blocks are not terribly difficult, but they challenge your sewing skills and use of fabrics. The red and green colorway has had a lot of directional fabrics, which, while somewhat challenging, has been fun. It's always more fun and interesting when you try something a little out of your comfort zone.

1 comment:

  1. I am doing the same BOM thru the crazy nine patch shop. It really is challenging me but I am enjoying it. I am having a hard time keeping my blocks straight in the end????