I am off at a retreat with Mississippi Valley Quilters and Bonnie Hunter so I can’t put together the March Quilt Square Quilt Along Parade but I can let you know what April’s block is…and so….drum roll please…..the April block is YOUR CHOICE!!
I was going to tease you all and say you had to make the applique block, but I thought some of you would revolt and quit. If you want, feel free to applique block…I just know that some people (like me) have an aversion to applique.
I did make the applique block. I flipped the outside triangles to create a bit of different look.
I used left over bonus triangles in the borders. I did my applique using wool…Overall I like the look. I have no clue as to how I am going to quilt it.
I made the nine patch quilt square….
Believe it or not but the nine patch was the hardest block for me. I ranted puzzled over that block more that once. I ripped it out, sewed it together and ripped again!! After ripping yet another time, I figured out that one of the pieces was actually 1 3/4″ instead of 1 1/2″!! UGH. I was ready to quit. After that experience I was not ready to tackle the last block…..
the one with LOTS of triangles. Thankfully I have a bunch of bonus triangles again so that made the work easier. I am going to be sad when that bucket of bonus triangles runs out…I’ve been using them on all of the Quilt Square Quilt Along blocks!
My points are far from perfect on this one…but not horrible. Let’s just say it won’t win best of show.
April concludes the Quilt Square #1 pattern. You will need Quilt Square pattern #4 to continue in May. It is available through Country Threads by following this link.
Hopefully all your March picture will be in my email box when I get home. Here’s my email address… firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll have them up and post here on the blog on April 4th…there are prizes again too!!
Have you liked the Quilt Square Quilt Along so far? Is there anything I can do to improve it? Your input is welcome.