Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Blocks Away

Tomorrow we start our "Block a Day" challenge. The tutorial for the Spring block is on Monday's post. I can't wait to see what fabric you choose for your blocks!

I had so much fun fooling around with blocks for the Block a Day challenge, I've already been looking ahead to Summer. This is the Sister's Choice block, made in two sizes.

Here is the "Big Sister's" block:

And here is the "Little Sister's" block:

Just so you can see that they are really two different sizes, here they are side by side. The large on finishes at 10", the small one at 5" -- I don't know if this will be the one for Summer, but I had fun making them!

I also made the March Marti Michell BOM block. Once again, I ran out of fabric and had to substitute a black from the 2011 Patchwork Party quilt in the outer corners. But I think it looks OK!

Have fun making your first Bethlehem Star block tomorrow! By the way, if you were curious about the reference to 720 squares cut to 2.5", that comes from 90 blocks with 8 squares in each block! Only one a day, though!

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  1. I agree with Shannon...they are beautiful blocks. They have inspired me to be a little more adventurous in my fabric selections. I'm not sure I would have picked any of those fabrics, but they look great in the combinations and placement. Off to start the block a day challenge!

  2. Certainly partial to Little Sister's size. The substitute fabric in MM BOM works perfect!


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