Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 »
Type of item: Functional
Style: Classic, Traditional
Cotton leftovers from previous projects plus fat quarters.
What was your inspiration?
Amy Gibson's Block of the Month Course 2012.
What are you most proud of?
Getting most of the joins (but not all, I'm afraid) to match - there are an awful lot of them! I used three fabrics (two patterned and one background) rather than the two suggested by Amy on the course. This gave loads of different possible permutations for the finished block and I've posted pictures of some of the ones that were considered. However, in the end I rather liked the one that reminded me of the beachballs I played with at the seaside when I was a child and sewed that one together for the quilt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Have fun playing "jig-saw puzzles" with the 16 three-and-a-half-inch squares that you end up with before you decide on your eventual block and sew it all together.