Since it's closing in on the new year, it's time to start on 2017's projects. For next year, I have designed another block of the month quilt that will be my major project for the Rainbow Scrap challenge over at soscrappy. Why not? I like doing them and the quilts have turned out great so far.
As we know, I don't draw so well (and I don't have the expensive software), but you get the idea. I've designed this one a little bit differently, so that each month one of the 10 sections will be completed, and then joined to the other sections. For example, in month 3, section 3 is completed and joined to sections 1 and 2. When 4 and 5 are finished, they're joined to 1, 2, and 3 and half the quilt is finished. This way, when you've made the last section, your quilt is complete except for the borders! The sections include the blocks and the sashing, all of it designed to fit together just right.
|Not to worry, I did the math!|
The working title for this quilt is Constellations. Why? Because all the blocks are stars! The quilt includes both 12 inch and 6 inch blocks, all of them somewhat uncommon--no Sawtooth Stars or Ohio Stars-- but none of them very complicated. I promise, none of them is as difficult as the Intricate Stitches blocks! You know I love vintage blocks, though, so these stars are also from our quilting heritage. And there's only one block to make each month!
For my quilt, I am using some of the many, many fat quarters I have accumulated. In keeping with my resolution to take more chances with color, I've chosen a lovely blue as a background:
UPDATE: I had originally chosen Kona Nightfall (a beautiful color) as my background, but then I found the above blue in yet another box. The pattern that it was with was from 2008, so I think it's safe to say I'll never make that quilt. There was exactly 4 yards if this, so I've decided to use it instead. The selvage says that it is Krystal by Michael Miller, but has no date or color number. It's actually darker than it appears in the picture and looks like the night sky.
So that's the plan! If it sounds at all interesting, come on along and try a block or two. I'll be putting up a page for Constellations later this week, and the first tutorial will be posted sometime the first week in January. After that, new tutorials will be posted on the first Tuesday of the month.
Sharing at soscrappy for RSC17 (!!), Linky Tuesday, and Let's Bee Social.