Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 »
InstructionsBuy enough fabric for your entire project. This was my 1st BOM and as a newbie I was unprepared. Unfortunately I could not find sufficient coordinating fabric to finish all 20 blocks. Todays fabrics are all strong bright colors. Next time I'll know better!
Type of item: Functional
Style: Whimsical, Casual, Romantic, Mod
Cotton fabric and thread
What was your inspiration?
I set a goal to become a real quilter and finding Craftsy's free BOM fit the bill perfectly. From the start I learned a LOT and have enjoyed most of the blocks. My 2nd colorway came along when I did the March string blocks. They require strips and I have lots of Black, White, and Red, scraps. B,W,&R is a favorite combo of mine so when it turned out to be too much of a challenge to find sufficient coordinating fabric for this colorway I ended up completing all 20 blocks in B,W&R. Although a bit disappointed I couldn't do all 20 blocks for my original quilt I'm happy with the final lap quilt version. Plus I have a couple of extra blocks to play with. Most of all much of my inspiration has come from all the fabulous blocks created by fellow BOMers. Thanks all!
What are you most proud of?
Redoing some of the blocks to get sufficient number to create a lap quilt. I'm also proud of a couple of designs I created. The spiral with hexis is a favorite in this quilt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Buy enough fabric up front. I naively thought I could get through the project using a fat quarter bundle I'd bought some time ago.