Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Block of the Month Club Progress

I finally dove in and caught up with the Craftsy Block of the Month club for my 1st quilt.  Pictured at the top are the February blocks which used two different half square triangles.  I really enjoyed making these blocks and the different methods that were taught in the class.  It is interesting to think how many designs you might be able to piece together out of just these triangles.

The bottom pictures are the January blocks which featured the slash and sew method for quilting.  These were pretty easy but I wasn't really impressed with my blocks when they were done. I did vary slightly from the directions by using more than one color for my asterix block which  I actually think "saves" the block a little.  I wish I had added in more than one color for the pound sign strips as well.

I was going to do a seperate post just on the fabric choice but after making up my mind felt that wasn't necessary.  To be honest, this being my first quilt and not knowing what the finished product was going to turn out like, wether I would like it or not.  I actually just picked up some yardage from Joanne's in colors I liked.  If the end product is less than desireable I might end up with a fancy beach or picnic quilt.

The class is a lot of fun and I am looking forward to the March blocks!

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I'm still intimidated, but still planning on doing it! I'll have to spend a whole weekend catching up, but I will!

    Love, Lexy