I wrapped up the block of the month quilt in May and am finally blogging about it. But at least I am better than Drew at posting sort-of timely 🙂
The first month was all about Brilliant Star blocks. I actually learned some pointers about lining up corners and was impressed that every block came out perfect! Usually I am off a little bit.. The directions were to cut many strips of 3 shades of blue, cut the 3-piece strip diagonally, and then sew back together at an offset to create the blocks.
All lined up they look pretty good!
I was excited to lay out all of the pieces and start sewing them together. I have to say, that piecing a 5-piece corner and getting everything to line up was challenging.
After some seam ripping to get everything aligned to the point that I was happy with the finished product, with the 5-points (mostly) lined up. I also sewed on the ribbon border that I made back in the first month. I think that it will fit in with our Texas house once I finally have it all finished!
My plan is to take long arm quilting lessons so that I can finish the quilt myself – the queen size is a bit too much to tackle on my sewing machine. I have some family heirloom quilts that need finishing – so this will be my first trial.