Finally a post with a picture of something I did!
I’m taking the free BOM (block of the month) class at Craftsy. Â I really, really don’t like the first block, the asterisk block, but I do like the second (which uses the same technique, sew & slash), the wonky pound sign.
Here’s my block! Â I’m going to the do the quilt in black, white/ivory & greys. Â I saw some lovely monochromatic quilts at our local quilt shop, Nina’s. Â I purchased 2 fat quarters; Â I figure as I build this, I’ll choose fabrics based on the blocks as well as what grabs me at the moment.
The original block wasn’t supposed to have a border. Â I had to add one because of, shall we say, my learning curve with my machine, the presser foot Â (learning precisely what marking was 1/4″ vs 3/8″), pressing seams to the darker fabric precisely so the thin strips don’t puff up (basically I need to pull the fabric flat to I can Â press right against the line of stitches), and my tendency (which I’m working on) to have the fabric just a wee bit on the outside of the line, as opposed to right on the line.
Nonetheless, I’m quite pleased with it. Â In fact, since I’m working on a project for my mom, I might even do a second one in her fabrics.