Over the weekend, I was inspired to start quilting again by my buddy Michael at Inspired by Charm. He tweeted about a great block a month series at In Color Order. The purpose of the series is to make a half-square triangle quilt block each month.
I immediately loved the idea because the blocks will be more intricate than my past quilting. So, great practice. Plus, I thought it’d be a great way to make a commitment to quilting each month. Without getting too committed and not being able to follow through.
Well, that was all the inspiration I needed. I pretty much went right to my fabric stash and picked fabrics for my quilt squares. And because I couldn’t choose, I went with two of them. So, I’ll be trying to make two blocks each month, and have all the blocks for two small quilts by next Christmas.
I used some fun Christmas fabrics for the first. (Because Baby Dub will need a Christmas quilt of his/her own of course.)
And Bliss by Camille and Bonnie. (Which is my favorite fabric line of all time.)
For background, I used fabric from a white Kona layer cake.
It took a little longer than expected to finish my blocks, but I feel really good about them. I definitely need to be a little more precise with cutting and measuring, but this is not an act of perfection, folks. And I still think they are quite lovely.
Does anyone else want to play along?