Happy Friday! Today is the first post in my 2018 Mystery Block of the Month series. The series will run very similar to last year’s. I’ll post a block each month around the 20th. There will be twelve blocks this year; however, this year’s block will just be presented in one size. Blocks will finish at 12 ½″–just a little bit bigger than last year’s blocks.
As I was deciding what to do this year my hardest decision was deciding what
fabrics to use for my blocks. I loved using a bundle for last year’s quilt that had just been sitting for a couple of years, and so I decided to try to do the same thing this year.
I absolutely loved the Nomad collection by Urban Chiks for Moda from a couple of years ago and still had most of a fat eighth bundle sitting in a cupboard. So I pulled it out and will put other fabrics along with it. I’m using the tone on tone cream from our The Front Porch collection for my background fabric! These oranges, golds, and blues have always been a color combination I love…yet I’ve never made a bigger quilt with them. So I’m pretty excited about this.
I also thought about doing this quilt with Christmas scraps and may end up making two versions…we’ll see!
I know a lot of you like to have yardages early on, and I’ll try to have that done by month three at the latest (I’ll also get a landing page set up by then where I’ll have links to all of the blocks). What I would suggest for now is to start with a fat eighth bundle and a couple of yards of background fabric. Or, do what I’m doing and just pick a background fabric and start sorting some favorite scraps!
Happy sewing! You can find the PDF download for this month’s pattern here!
Thanks so much for stopping by!