The hardest part for me is waiting an entire month to make a new block (or three in the Epic case). Once the blocks are finished, you have to pack up the block and fabric, wait for the next month and hope you haven't lost interest. The saying 'out of sight, out of mind' becomes very real!
One aspect I love the most about this block of the month is all the paper piecing! Paper piecing is so much fun!
Last month I figured out how to add my finished blocks to a coloring sheet. I needed a way to see the progress and the rainbow flow without laying them out each and every time. This month I was able to look at the chart, and figure out what colors needed to be in each block...so much easier! And it's fun to add the blocks after they are finished. A quilting puzzle! Plus, when the blocks are finished, I can rearrange them as needed.
Let's see what the month of June brought us!
Crown of Thorns. Simple and paper pieced. This block could easily be made without having to be paper pieced.
|12" - Crown of Thorns|
|12" - Ribbon Star|
Thank goodness for coloring sheets and colored pencils! It can be confusing without them.
|18" - Good Morning Starshine|
I'm always a day late and a dollar short on so many things, the One Hour Basket from Kelly at Kelbysews is no exception!
I finally made one! Using the scraps from my recent pillow covers, I now have a matching basket!
This basket was really easy and fast. On that alone, I highly recommend trying it. There is one thing I would change next time I make it.
The outside fabric requires fusible fleece and nothing on the lining. Next time I will add a heavy interfacing to the lining. I like my baskets to be stiff and sturdy and I think the extra interfacing would do the trick.
Matching those two wasn't as strange as the time I matched my dining room chairs with my purse! (Starting A New Trend)
Have you made the One Hour Basket before? Do you have any tricks or suggestions to make fabric baskets sturdy?