So today is the last day of January and the first month of the 365 Block Quilt is complete.
So far I've enjoyed making these small blocks. I don't make one a day. I've been saving up the instructions and making up 6 or 7 at a time. As you can see my colour scheme this month has been blue. My idea is to choose a different colour each month and then the resulting quilt will have a rainbow effect.
After finishing this month's blocks I had a few waifs and strays left over. THis was mainly due to making three blocks too small but there were some odd HSTs aswell.
Well what do you know Gina can do Improv piecing after all. Just using the scraps from the blocks I made a little panel.
Which trimmed down looks like this
I'm really pleased with it. I can't decide whether to quilt it up as a mug rug or hold onto it. If there are more waifs and strays each month I could have the beginnings of a Rainbow Improv quilt. That would be spectacular for a control freak like myself.
Another quilt I'm making in a different colour each month is the Blossom Heart Modern HST Sampler quilt. As the name suggests, each of the 24 blocks will be made up of HST's and they will get harder or more involved as the year goes on. These blocks are published on Alyce's blog every 2 weeks. The picture on my sidebar will take you to the website aswell.
The first two are Candy ( bad lighting sorry)
I'll be making these in my month's choice of colour but they will have the same background ( white) throughout.
I've decided that next month's colour will be pink to tie in with Valentine's Day. I haven't got many pink scraps as I don't use the colour that much so my fabric choice will really be limited. This could be interesting.
The last day of January also marks the turning over the page of my Royal Marine calendar. So goodbye Mr January