January, February, and March Blocks

Fussy Cut Block {Old School BOM}

Today, Missie Carpenter (Traditional Primitives) will be releasing the next block in the Old School Block of the Month series, so today I am sharing the block that I made based on Quilt Jane‘s instructions LAST month for the Fussy Cut block.

March Fussy Cut Block

March Fussy Cut Block

I had previously decided to work with my stash of Carolyn Friedlander’s prints to make these blocks, but Carolyn’s prints do not really lend themselves to the kind of large scale fussy cutting that Jane discussed for the center of the quilt. However, I did meticulously plan and cut the outer border to keep the triangles pointing in the same direction.

March Fussy Cut Block Detail

March Fussy Cut Block Detail

I also don’t happen to have a lot of large scale prints in my stash to pull from, but with my fingers crossed, I started digging around in my bins. I came across Rise Fly by Melody Miller for Ruby Star Society in Bright Blue, and I knew it would pair well with Carolyn’s prints. Whew! I liked that I could find the same repeat in both the white and dark blue. I considered how to arrange them and when I rotated each block by 90 degrees, I liked how the center created a wreath like shape.

January, February, and March Blocks

January, February, and March Blocks

And just like that we are a quarter of the way through the year!

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)

4 thoughts on “Fussy Cut Block {Old School BOM}

  1. aquilterstable says:

    You’re right about CF fabrics not really including those large-scale prints, but I think you found a good alternative. I really like the center ‘wreath’ as well!

  2. Glad you found something in the stash that could work for the centre. I like the connection to the first two with your cornerstones fabric.

  3. patty says:

    Fun blocks. I’ve not done much fussy quilting myself but am always impressed with the results others are able to get!

  4. Well done. Your quilt will be such a crisp, modern take on these blocks. Love the blues with the rust and brown tones.

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