I am squeaking in right under the wire to get my first block made as part of the 2021 Old School Block of the Month. Kim shared her tutorial for the Patched Friendship Star block on January 12th, and the next block (designed by Nancy Scott from Masterpiece Quilting) will be shared today. It took me longer to come up with a plan for my fabrics for the year and make my initial fabric pull than it did to piece the first block. 🙂
I have a healthy stash of Carolyn Friedlander prints, and my goal will be to use them to piece the blocks throughout the year. Because the first block was a star, I leaned toward looking for yellow/yarrow prints, and after several fabric pulls, I ended up with the nice grouping above. I was looking for a balance of both color and value in my selections, and I struggled to differentiate value with the yellow prints.
I opted to use 50wt Aurfil in 2312 (Ermine) to piece the block. I may choose to color match my piecing thread for the remaining blocks or I might just fall back to my normal use of 2600 (Dove), which is a light gray. Time will tell!
By selecting fabrics with a range of value and considering their placement in the block, I really like the end result.
I’m looking forward to seeing what Nancy has to share with us today. Are you sewing along, too?
2021 Old School Block of the Month
January 12, 2021 – Kim Lapacek (Persimon Dreams)
February 12, 2021 – Nancy Scott (Masterpiece Quilting)
March 12, 2021 – Quilt Jane
April 12, 2021 – Missie Carpenter (Traditional Primitives)
May 12, 2021 – Natalie Santini (Sew Hungry Hippie)
June 12, 2021 – Kerry Goulder (Kid Giddy)
July 12, 2021 – GoGo Kim
August 12, 2021 – Lee Chappell Monroe (May Chappell)
September 12, 2021 – Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl)
October 12, 2021 – Pat Sloan
November 12, 2021 – Katy Cameron (The Littlest Thistle)
December 12, 2021 – Sherri Falls (This and That Patterns)