Block of the Month Challenge

AH…I almost forgot about the block of the month challenge.  Well I did forget and then I remembered but then I forgot again.  I’m sure that has happened to all of you too.  This was the block I was suppose to do.

If you remember, Kelli did our blocks last month.  That means it was my turn this month.  To be honest, I didn’t know if Kelli would remember that it was her turn to do them so I started in on my blocks WAY back in March….and then I ran into a little problem.  I tried to adjust the cutting directions for an easy angle ruler.  UGH.  I didn’t do it right.  ALL of my large triangles are too small.  See? …

BOM Challenge

It’s that time again.  Wow, first Saturdays of the month roll around so quickly.  It’s Block of the Month Challenge day.

Can I admit out loud that sewing on this is not my favorite?  I think some of you are in the same boat as me….we want the quilt finished but don’t necessarily want to be the one that sews it.  This month, my block was a “do-zee”.

I had to make one 12″ and one 18″ block but being I’m sewing Kelli’s too, I had to make two of each.  Here’s the block…

pretty innocent looking right…WRONG!

Look at this.  Who designs a block like this.  That center is inset and this is the piece I need to inset it with.  See the crazy point on the right???   WHAT???  UGH.


I can do an inset block but this is a little ridiculous.

So to pacify myself I sewed on some of my little churn dash blocks as leaders and enders…okay I admit it, the BOM was actually the leader and ender.  Sometimes a girl has to do what they have to do to get the job done and I liked my churn dash blocks WAY better than the BOM.

I finished the two 12″ blocks.  Not perfect but I don’t care to stress myself over perfection.  Done is good enough.  The blocks doesn’t lay perfectly but I’ll fix that when I machine quilt it.  I’ll run the quilting machine over that very spot with the little pucker in the center and it won’t be recognizable.


How do I know it won’t be recognizable?  EXPERIENCE.  I’ve done it before.  (Shh…don’t tell!)

I went on and finished the 18″ blocks…here’s the photo to prove it.  (the lighting is goofy.  Sorry.)

It’s really not terrible sewing on this. I’m just in a mood. I will be so glad to have this quilt done though. One month at time I can handle this. See you back here on April 7th. I’m thinking about tackling the big center medallion. I know I’m going to get busy as the weather gets nicer and it would be nice to have that bigger harder part finished.

Block of the Month Challenge

Calling all Block of the Month-ers!!  Are you here?

If you’re new here and have a block of the month project from years gone by, it’s not to late to join us.  We are trying to pull our projects our out of the dark recesses where they have been living for the last few years.  If you want to read the details about the challenge, you can can find them here.

So how did I do?  GREAT!!

I had a BIG task for the month.  If you remember I am actually making TWO of the exact same quilts.  So for my original quilt I was to make 8 blocks…well that doubled is 16 blocks.  Making 16 12″ blocks is equivalent to making all the blocks for a baby quilt!

That sure doesn’t sound like a simple block of the month where a participants make one block each month!!  Well mine are done and I’m so happy!!

I do need to send a big shout out to the blog reader who suggested that there were lots of errors in the pattern and that I should refer to the creators website to find the corrections.  The month I was working on had a easier option for the block and I took that easy option. Here’s my block for next month… …

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