Wednesday, May 14, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Playing Catch Up

As you may have read on Monday, I've been playing catch up over the last few weeks with my ongoing block of the month commitments.  (I use the term commitments loosely because, in reality, I can quit anytime and the only one I'm committed to is me).  Today I want to share my newly completed Aurifil Block of the Month blocks for March, April, and May.  

You can find the pattern for the March block, designed by Emily Herrick, here.  This was a fun and easy block to make.  I had fun choosing fabrics and eventually decided to fussy cut some hoarded Heather Ross bicycle fabric for the center square.  I'm in love with block; I absolutely love how it came out, especially the little bicycle in the middle.  I'm thinking a quilt made up of fussy cut bicycle blocks could be really fun!

March Block
Angela Yosten designed the block for April.  It's a modification of the traditional bear paw block.  I have to say that this isn't my favorite block.  I generally don't care for blocks that aren't centrally weighted however I am happy with how it came out.  It will definitely play nicely with the other blocks in this quilt.  Sorry for this crappy picture courtesy of my phone.

April Block
May's designer was Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter.  You can find the pattern for her block here.  I had fun picking fabrics for this one too and ended up going with a peach/coral dominated palette for this block.  I'm happy with how it came out.  It's a little wonky because of the bias edge setting triangles but I'm thinking that will all smooth out once I have it in a quilt top. 

May Block
Here is how my blocks look all together:  

Year to Date - May, Aurifil Block of the Month
Aren't they fun?  I'm still very much loving this color palette and can't wait to see what's next!  Happy Quilting!  I'm linking up with this weeks WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Cute blocks - I love your little fussy cut bicycle! Great color palette, too.

  2. Love how you worked in that bicycle!

  3. I love this palette you're using, Jen! Beautiful blocks. Stopping by after seeing your map pin on the NQB Google group - I'm in Maine, so I wanted to say hi to another local quilter : )

    1. Thanks for visiting Sarah! I sometimes feel so lonely up here in New England!


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