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Friday, February 13, 2015

2015 BOM: Part 2

Hey, y'all!  It's February (yes, I know we're already halfway through!), so it's time for another block of the month!

This month's block is called "Boxed Heart."  Want the pattern?  Join the Lakeland Modern Quilt Guild!!

Now this is a traditional block, but we can update it with some fun and funky colors, right?

Here's my first attempt:

Yes, that's glitter fabric in the background!  This block is almost entirely half square triangles--I am not fond of triangles!  Practice means improvement, though.  For me to get this block to even come together in the first try means that I have made significant progress. 

Now, onto the pretties.  If you remember last month's block, you'll remember that I purchased a set of fabrics to use for each BOM.  I want to feature the crazy, floral print in each block.  To that end, I decided to use it in the interior of the heart for this month's block:

You may also notice that the floral print is the only one repeated from last month.  I wonder what next month's block will look like?

One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how much fabric the seam allowances "eat up."  Check this out:

See how much smaller the finished block is than the unfinished?  Mark says it looks like a 3-D room with crazy carpeting--ha!

Well, here it is all finished.

I'm seriously considering undoing those two really bad seams.  What do y'all think?

And here it is next to January's block. 

I'm glad February is a short month, because the next block isn't that far away!  Until next time, God Bless. 

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  1. Love the blue and green with the print!

    1. My hubby actually picked out those colors this month! I'll let him know you liked it.

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