I decided to try out the block of the month (BOM) quilt that Esther is starting on her blog. Actually, she started it last month, so if you want the first block, hurry HERE to get it. (click on the Red Delicious apple on the left side when you get there so you can download the pattern) She will only have the first block available for another couple days, then she will put up the 2nd block and delete the first.
Here is my version:
She says the quilt can be done in any colors… the point is to bust some stash. I had loads of pinks, but no background I liked. I had enough reds to start and will need to pick up some more red scraps… maybe from some friends. It doesnt take much. I think I will make the background scrappy too…. with a different red/cream fabric in each or at least some of the blocks. I know I dont have enough of this one left to do the whole thing.
I still need to stitch around the pieces. I havent decided if I will do a blanket stitch, some other decorative stitch, or just use monofilament and a small zigzag stitch. Decisions, decisions!
Thanks Esther, I had fun with this block, and look forward to the next ones.