I’ve watched Kristen start her red, white and blue quilt through the Bloggers Quilt Along and I finally decided to jump in. Using fabric left over from the Summertime and Spring Street collections, I made the first four blocks and am now caught up. Like Kristen, I’ve made two of each block. Here they are:
The black and white block was my first experience with fussy cuts. I love how the baskets and flower turned out.
This block was frustrating because the cutting instructions were incorrect. The half square triangle piecing squares needed to be 2 7/8 inches, not 2.5 inches. I didn’t notice it until I had already made the triangles and they weren’t large enough. Once I corrected that problem they came together quickly and I really like this star block, especially with the flying geese used as a star point.
I wasn’t sure at first if I would like the Spring street print mixed in with the others but after I saw that cute little rooster weather vane in the center of this block I was sold. Love it!
Again, the scenery in the Spring street fabric really adds a lot to the block. I love the tree, flowers, and park bench.
In spite of how complicated this block appears, it’s really quite simple and they came together quickly. After finishing the quilt blocks for this project, these 8.5 inch squares feel like a breeze.
This is going to be a fun project! I’m excited to see January’s block later this month, and happy to be caught up on something for now.