Sunday, March 4, 2012

Craftsy Block of the Month

This year I am vise president of our local guild, Possum Town Quilters.  So I came up with the idea of following along with the craftsy block of the month challenge.  It is here to enroll and join in the fun.

In general, I am not a big fan of the sampler quilt...I like pattern and repetition, and seeing how changes in color and value effect that pattern...but thought that a sampler quilt would be a great idea for the guild as you would cover a multitude of skills and techniques to stretch our quilting skills.

My inspiration for the colors in my quilt will be one of my mother's paintings.

About a month ago, I decided my bedroom was too bland, so I took one of the small paintings with me and found some fabric to make drapes out of.  That helped, but still, it was lacking.  I moved a number of paintings around in my house...I had 7 of these hung, but they were scattered about the house.  I gathered them up and now all are hanging in my bedroom, except the one pictured, which is in the hall on the way to the bedroom.

So I have pulled these fabrics to start with.

For January the lesson had you make two slash blocks.  A  wonky pound sign and an astericks...neither were my favorite, but I made two of each as samples.

Next in February we made blocks out of half square triangles.  Loved both of these...

But the ruler slipped when I was squaring it up so I will need to remove some of the triangles from the top one and redo it...

March is here and I have done one of the blocks...I am pretty happy with this, but it may be a little too red, so I may redo it too..

So go to the link and join is not too late.  You only have to  have 6 blocks made by the end of March to be caught up.


  1. Really COOL Terry. Blocks are pretty and colorful, I love lots of color.......

  2. I am so excited to see how the quilt inspired by Grandma's painting comes out! Cool idea!