Happy July (really, July already?)! Today is the big “reveal” day for the Blogger Girls Block of the Month Quilts. Except I don’t have a full reveal…yet. Let me explain. My blocks have been finished for a couple of months. But then I couldn’t make a decision about the setting. Monique designed a gorgeous setting, but I kept thinking I would just do something simple. So that was the plan. Saturday I was going to set my blocks together with a plain sashing, cornerstones, and a border. But then I read Lissa’s post. Lissa posted her progress early, and what she wrote about Monique’s unique setting really got me thinking. I DID want to spend more time and make the fantastic setting blocks.
So, I set to work Saturday morning with the goal being to just get two rows together. The setting blocks aren’t difficult. Basically you need to make square in a square blocks in three different sizes (these take the most time) and then connect them with solid pieces of fabric.
By using Monique’s rulers you are able to trim your blocks down and have perfect points.
Although my quilt isn’t finished yet, I’m happy to share my two rows (with a sashing row in between). I’m so happy I made the decision to set the blocks this way. Yes, it will take a little extra time than a simple sashing would have…but I’m so happy with the look. I will definitely be finishing this up soon because it’s just too pretty to stop working on now. And…this setting arrangement would work for setting together any 12″ finished blocks you might happen to have sitting around. I actually have 12 sampler blocks in a box that I’m thinking about putting together using this same arrangement.
Stop by the other blogs today to see some progress and some finishes! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Monique From Open Gate Quilts – opengatequilts.blogspot.com/
I believe the patterns and finishing instructions are still available here from Monique for a short time, but be sure to download them now as they won’t be available for long.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I’ll be back later today with the Schnibbles Parade!