I know I’ve been sharing my Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month Quilt since…well…last June when the first block arrived.
I usually do pretty well at keeping up with block of the month projects, but I’ve tried a few new things with this one that have really helped me stay on track.
First of all I try to cut out my block the day it arrives. No matter what. I iron the block fabrics, cut them out, and keep them on a project board with the pattern so it’s ready to go. Usually I’ll also draw any lines necessary for corner-triangle pieces at this time as well. (The block above is block 10…yay)!
With this quilt I’ve been trying to work on a few setting pieces each month. Luckily this has been one of those projects that has bits and pieces that can be done in small amounts of time.
This is the first block in the final row of the quilt…it has left and right sashing attached, and the next block can be sewn to the row as soon as it’s finished. I also finished up some other sashing pieces and nine patches to have them ready for the bottom of the quilt.
It’s exciting seeing this project almost finished, and it’s even more exciting knowing that a lot of my setting has already been finished. Next month, when block 11 arrives, I plan to get my outer borders ready to go.