January is a slow time for my quilting and sewing. It must be the let down after all the holiday work and events. It also a time to catch up and start new projects as the pressure is less. For about the fourth consecutive year I'm doing two blocks of the month (BOM). Below is my March block for Amy Gibson's Sugar Block Club. Part of quilting and piecing blocks is the anticipation of the quilt top. Enduring the half-square tries and those darn geese in the air often lead to beautiful and quilt innovative squares/tops. Never can I remember having a block that was actually FUN! While Amy offers a machine appliqué tutorial, I hand appliquéd the petals. It was so fun to make and EASY!
Stitchery Dickory Dock is the blog and please visit it and see the quilt layout using only this block, but in various color schemes - it's adorable! It is also ideal for those of you who are scrappy quilters. With baseball season starting, I was able to hand sew the petals during a Tiger spring training game with three innings left!
Below is the last block that the Modern Bee hosted by Stitched Studio. We were instructed to make a block for Lisa's 16 year old daughter who likes blues and purples. Those of us who have done this bee are anxious to learn of the new group!
As for homework, today was the monthly meeting for the Vintage Farm Girl quilt group hosted by The Attic Window. I already have the two 6" blocks made for next month----yeah! For the Easter season we made the chicken and Easter basket. The picture shows the blocks made by our instructors: Marilyn and Sue.