This block was hard. Yep. Although I so very much wanted to press the seams open to make them less bulky, I took Carrie Nelson’s advice and pressed my seams to the dark side. I am so glad I did. As a result, they nestled very nicely and I was happy with how the points turned out.
Split Nine Patch Block
Fairly simple. After completing the previous block, Birds in the Air, the points on this block can together so much easier. It’s actually a pretty little block and these colors are so sweet.
Twin Star Block
I’ve not really done quarter square triangles before. I like them. I made the segments a little larger and then cut them all to size before completing the 9 patch construction. My block came out the perfect size.
The first month’s blocks in the Summer Moon Block of the Month are:
The Album Block is sewn in strips and then cut down to size. There are 3 sizes, 8.5″, 6.5″ and 5.0″. The 5″ block has tiny little pieces and I am so glad that I heavily starched the fabric. It makes accuracy so much easier.
Churn Dash Block
The Churn Dash Blocks are 8.5″, 6.5″ and 5.0″. This block is quick and easy.
Fool’s Puzzle Block
The Fool’s Puzzle Blocks are 8.5″, 6.5″ and 5.0″. The center square is an hourglass and it is surrounded by flying geese blocks. In the future, I would like to see an entire quilt made using this block style.