Okay, so I’m (very) behind in the Craftsy Block of the Month quilt that I’ve been working on. But this month marks the month I get it all back on track, I swear. My mom is caught up and Amy of Sew Well and I have challenged each other to catch up too. Two different metaphorical gauntlets have been thrown so I will arise to the challenge!
The June blocks were modern 9 patches. I’ve always thought of 9 patch blocks as being very simple blocks, with 9 different squares making a checkerboard pattern out of two colors. It turns out that 9 patch can refer to any block that is made of 9 square pieces and those squares can have simple or elaborate piecing in them. So, I learned something new!
The top block is called a Greek Cross and the bottom block an Octagon Block. Thanks to the stripe patterns in my fabric showing off every little imperfection in my piecing, these look a little wonky. But they are nice simple blocks that should blend nicely into the sampler of the final quilt.