Whew! I’m done piecing blocks for my block of the month quilt! Amy of Sew Well beat me (we’ve been encouraging each other’s progress on twitter), but I’m still way ahead of my mom. In fact, I can’t remember the last time my mom told me that she was working on these blocks, and we were supposed to be working our way through together. I’ll have to pester her about it!
October finished the month-by-month building of techniques with English Paper Piecing. For those of you not familiar, this is a technique where you actually sew your pieces of fabric onto a paper background so you can get precise piecing of unusual or complicated shapes. I would brag about how all my points match on these blocks, but that’s the whole point of paper piecing, so I don’t really have much to brag about, unfortunately.
I also made one final block that I designed myself because I remembered that I only made one block in April, when I should have made 2. The little pinwheels were made from scraps that I cut off while stitching another month’s blocks, although I can’t for the life of me remember which month. They turned out a little small, so I’m going to have to stretch the edge a bit when I sew it together, but there are plenty of other flaws in the quilt, so this is just one more to add to the list :)