I think I've shared my Buttermilk Basin Block of the Month from 2015. Each month, Stacy shared a free pattern for a cute wool applique block. Then, in January 2016, she revealed the final layout of the blocks...here is a picture of Stacy's quilt.
I really like the setting, so I decided to forge ahead and make the 239 1.5" half square triangles...I used the Easy Angle ruler. I love it because there is no trimming and it makes perfectly sized triangles.
The next step was to sew them into strips of 9 like this. I sewed all the strips and started to stitch them to the blocks. I REALLY thought I was sewing them in the right direction....but then I took a closer look.
If you look at the original above, you'll see the triangles are turned a different way. It's the HSTs that are sewn wrong, not the strips. Ugh...oh well, I was not going to unsew all those triangle strips!! I actually like them this way and it really didn't make a lot of difference!
Here is mine all sewn together. I love it so much!! I'm a little intimidated to quilt it as it will need some "custom" work...but I'll do the best I can. I'm just not super confident in that area.
The block of the month was such a success...Stacy is offering another one for this year!! You can head over to Buttermilk Basin and download your free pattern. I think it'll spell "Let it Snow!" :)
(I promise I'll find some mini buttons for my snowman's eyes!!)
I joined a sew along with A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop...@anptquiltshop and/or #52weekstarchallenge, if you're on Instagram. I thinks she's also on Facebook. The challenge is to make one sawtooth star each week for 52 weeks. Sounds easy enough, right? ::wink:: Can you believe we are five weeks into the year already??!!
Just today, I finished this Mondo Bag...the fabric is from an old jelly roll I've had hanging around. These bags are made from a printed/grid fusible interfacing, so the assembly is pretty easy.
I forgot to show this little table topper I whipped up a couple weeks ago. Remember the Bitty Blocks quilt I showed before? I had a few extra basket blocks...then added a few HSTs from another project...a couple 9 patches from something else...and voila!!
Perfect little table topper for a square breakfast table. (can you see Chloe watching the birds from her perch?)
Well, that catches you up with what's going on in my sewing room! What are you up to?