This is the first time that I have done a Block of the Month(BoM) Quilt. I decided that it would be fun to try one. I choose the BoM from Bernina’s blog WeAllSew.com . I love the way the quilt looks and all of the bright colors are something that I love. I decided that for this project I am not concerned on creating it with the exact fabric or even the same colors. Each month I am going to use whatever scraps that I can find, that would match the overall style of the block for that month. If I do not have enough fabric, then I will buy some that month that meets the requirement for the block.
This months quilt block is called : Antique Mosaic Block. I liked the color choices in this block. Fortunate for me I had left over light pink fabric from the quilt that I did for my daughter. For the other fabrics, I bought Fat Quarters from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store. They had them on sale for $1 each. The fabric requirement for this quilt suggests that we get the same background fabric for the entire quilt. Each block will use some of this same fabric each month. I am not concerned about this as I am trying to focus on creating and learning new blocks each month. My quilt, in the end, should be rustic when I am done. I will choose a different gray each month or so, that way it blends a bit.
I am using Aurifil’s 100% Cotton 50wt Gray thread to piece this entire quilt together. Today, while Abigail was napping, I managed to piece together the block. I took my time and slowly put this piece together as I knew that I had better take my time or none of the points would match up. For this first block the step by step instructions were great. I did get a little confused when I went to put together the strips into one large block. It took me a few minutes to realize that the computer generated pictures had the light pink and dark pink colors switched. At first I thought that I had done something wrong, but I looked further into the instructions and noticed that the final project and what I had put together were the same.
I like doing this BoM project on my own. I can do this in my own time and really enjoy the process. I am excited to see what next months block will be.