Thursday, January 12, 2012

January Quilt Blocks Craftsy BOM

I just finished the first two 12.5" blocks for the Craftsy Block of the Month with Amy Gibson.  There's still time to join in on the fun:

So—here's my show and tell:


Block 1 – Asterisk Block


This block was trickier than it appears, mostly because of the L-O-N-G bias seams.  If I ever make another asterisk block (highly doubtful!), I think I'll use some spray starch to try to control the stretching.  But I am happy with the overall appearance of the block, and I'm still loving my Kaffe Fassett focus fabric.


Block 2 – Wonky Pound Sign Block


I used a Michael Miller pin dot, white on bright turquoise, for the wonky pound sign block, with Kona cotton in Snow for my background fabric.  It's a happy little block, but I'm thinking I maybe need to appliqué an ampersand (&) block and an at sign(@) block to keep it company.  (Only kidding!)  


So far, so good.  My blocks aren't perfect, but they are colorful and cheery.  And they are done.  On time.  During tax season. 


So, what are you crafting these days?



LeAnn aka pasqueflower





  1. The asterisk design is fun and I love the teal fabric you used for the pound sign!

  2. Such wonderful, graphic designs. Really nice!

    Stopping by from Etsy Blog Team

  3. They're both really pretty, I especially love the first one!