I’m so glad that you’ve joined me today because….
The day has finally arrived!
Today I get to share the two blocks I’ve designed for the In Our Garden Block of the Month.
But first, I want to thank Amy, our host over at Sew Incredibly Crazy for organizing and hosting the BOM. She has put in an incredible amount of work which I know is much appreciated by each of the designers and participants.
I’d also like to thank Andover Fabrics who provided my beautiful fabric – Sun Print 2016 by Alison Glass.
I first showed you these fabrics way back at the beginning of March. They looked so beautiful against the snow!
But now I get to show you what they look like in the blocks I’ve created.
“Garden Path” – Block 9
June’s Pieced Block
When I was designing this block, I visualized 4 stone and gravel paths coming together with a fountain in the center.
The four dark grey corner blocks are Sun Print 2016 Pattern#A-8137-C. They represent the gardens (or lawn if you were to make those in green.)
The medium grey (Sun Print 2016 Pattern#A-8138-C) is the stone path while the light grey is where the path transitions to gravel (Sun Print 2016 Pattern#A8070-C2.)
The square in the very center is the fountain.
Now for those of you who are hesitant to attempt blocks with points for fear of cutting them off when sewing the blocks together… there’s no need to worry. I wanted to make this block as beginner friendly as possible so the path blocks have been designed in such a way that the points are well outside the seam allowance. I provide step-by-step instructions with lots of photos to illustrate each step.
For the more advanced quilter, I hope that you’ll find my method for constructing them an interesting take on a traditional method.
If you’ve been following along each month, you know that at the beginning of the BOM, I decided to make each month’s pieced block in blue and white as a blue and white quilt has been on my bucket list for quite a while now.
So here’s the blue and white version of my block: