I'm all caught up and just under the wire for the February blocks for the Blogger Girls BOM.
I like these blocks. They came out straight believe me even though they don't look like it in this picture and I learned a new piecing technique on this one that I previously struggled with on my Memories of Provence quilt. I won't even begin to try to explain what that was. I'll just say that if you go to the Open Gate Quilts page and download the FREE block instructions there are very clear directions for how to piece those tricky looking corners.
Remember the idea is to take the first block and make it look completely different by changing the fabric placement.
How do you think I did this time? Same block different fabric placement.
And now for an epic fail! I got so excited to get going on this block that I chose my fabrics, got down to cutting and sewing and had the first block made in no time at all only to discover that I had chosen the totally WRONG background fabric! The background in these blocks needs to be all the same so that they blend in the end. What was I thinking?
Oh well! A nice practice block before I got down to business. Now I really know how to piece those corners. Today is Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times so head over and see what other super creative people are up to.
Until next time,