I recently signed up for a new monthly quilt club at a local sewing store.
The deal is you pay $7 to sign up and purchase the pattern book and you get a bag of fabric each month to make into a specific block in the book. This is month one. When you bring your finished block to the next monthly meeting - you get your second block for free and repeat..
In addition to the free block, there are 2 'border blocks' available each month for you to buy and these will allow you to make the whole quilt top over 12 months.
Its not my style of quilt, nor is it my colours - but it is fantastic practice at precise piecing and I get to go with my quilting buddy and spend time with her...so its a win win!
This is border block 1 The Twister Block (6" square)
and border block 2 - the Formal Gardens Block (6" square)
The Starburst cross blocks, for my online quilting bee - Cheer. Each month everybody makes the same block and sends it to that months recipient. They then make up the quilt and give it to a charity. Tutorial for the block can be found here.
Three months ago I started a 'block of the month' at a local quilt store. All 12 blocks are made up of lots of triangles...which I really neither like sewing, nor have a naturally afinity to sew correctly. But I knew that it would be good experience to tackle a quilt like this and get some experience and technique in sewing a decent point.
So far I have still not picked up on a technique! I seem to be getting worse and not better!
Month 2 was a little easier - but I still managed to mess it up by drawing in pen on the wrong side of the fabric! Hoping it comes out in the wash (once the quilt is finished)
Month 3 was just a disaster. More traingles than you could shake a stick at and even though I took my time and ripped out seams that weren't right a number of times. It is still uneven and wonky. This block is about to be scrapped and I will attempt a new one!
Updated to add: New attempt at month 3!
A wee bit less wonky!! And Block 4 completed today also!
puckers and wonk aplenty! :o/