My goodness… March has flown by!
I’ve been busy working on a course I’m enrolled in as well as getting ready to move the beginning of April. But I took some time this week for a bit of sewing therapy and made this month’s In Our Garden BOM Blocks 3 & 4 that were designed by Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt.
Need some sewing therapy of your own?
There’s still time to download Carol’s blocks. They’ll be available for free until the end of March.
Tuesday afternoon, I completed her applique block (Block #4).
I chose to make this one first because I thought it would be a quick finish. And it would have been had I not kept changing my mind.
Before I started, I thought I had each of the fabrics I wanted to use figured out. Then once I got all the pieces prepped and started laying them out to fuse them to the background, some of them didn’t look the way I had pictured them in my mind. Am I the only one who does that?
I ended up redoing the center flower twice, the flower on the left once and I made two different versions of the bird as well.
In the end though, I’m pleased with how it turned out:
Don’t you just love that worm with his big eyes looking up at the bird wondering where he can hide to avoid getting eaten!
To fuse the pieces in place I used my favorite Heat N Bond (<affiliate link.) I love Heat N Bond because the backing peels off so easily but if you happen to use a different product and have trouble getting the paper backing to come off, try this trick.
Then Thursday afternoon, I cut out and sewed Block #3.
Carol made hers using seven different fabrics but as I mentioned last month… I plan to make each month’s pieced blocks in blue and white. A blue and white quilt has been on my bucket list for a while now. By the end of the year, I’ll have enough blocks to make a lap quilt.
Not only do you still have time to download and stitch up March’s blocks but there’s an In Our Garden Link Party over at Sew Incredibly Crazy where you can link up for a chance to win a beautiful bundle of Riley Blake fabrics. (Amy started us off back in February with Blocks 1 & 2.)
You don’t even have to have a blog to take part… a Flickr or Facebook account and you can link up too. Hop on over to Amy’s blog to find out all the details!
Even if you don’t have time to make this month’s block, do make sure to visit Carol as Just Let Me Quilt. She has some incredible giveaways happening this month!
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