This sampler project is so close to being done that I can hardly believe it! As you guys may or may not remember – I had initially planned to do a block every year for the entirety of 2013, which would have given me 53 blocks.
However, after sitting down and doing the math on the quilt I actually wanted to make, I’ve decided to do a full queen sized quilt top with patchwork every second block, like a checkerboard – which means I’ll only need 45 patchwork blocks.
Which means that this one, block 40, is a bit of a milestone. It’s less than a month until this project is finished!
week forty: “North star”
I’m proud of this block for how well the centre square worked out. I’ve had a lot of trouble ‘figuring out’ how to fussy cut prints in a way that frames the picture I want within the seam allowances – for some reason, this gets me every time.
When I was cutting this one out, I made a point of figuring out what would be within the seam allowances and placing accordingly. The piece wasn’t big enough that I could get the entire fox, but I got his face and most of his body, which is what I was hoping to frame.
week forty-one: “homeward bound”
And this block is sort of a big deal in that it marks the very very last of my shooting star-print fabric. I discovered as I was sewing it up (I cut blocks and sew them months apart, sometimes) that I’d made a mistake with the cutting and needed an extra triangular piece for this block. I ended up having to cut from a scrap of coordinating print instead – I think it actually looks pretty good, and will look even better once this block is sewn up and the seam allowances are gone.