Have signed up for the craftsy.com block of the month series presented by Amy Gibson. Over ten months it will cover ten techniques and create two blocks a month using each technique.
MARCH: have just finished the two foundation-based blocks for the challenge this month: the String Block (at the top) and the Broken Spiderweb - couldn't believe how easy these strip blocks were to make!
FEBRUARY: this month the blocks were Chunky Chevron (left) and Balkan Puzzle - made from squares sewn together then cut on the diagonal. Easy.
JANUARY: the technique for this month is slashed blocks - have made the Asterix block and the Wonky Pound block. This month was good practice as slashing is the technique I will use when I make my Hot Cross Buns quilt from the Moda Bakeshop pattern (once I find the polka dot fabric I need!)
FABRICS: I had a bag of ten 20" pieces of pink-based fabrics that I bought in 2010 from Kits n Things in Invercargill so decided I would use that for this quilt. I like the range of candy pink/dusky pink/plummy pinks and think it will make a gorgeous sampler quilt. Went back to KnT to buy another four 20" pieces of pink-based fabrics (and found another 20"piece of the multi-floral in the sale bin) and bought a white tone-on-tone print fabric for the contrast and sashings.