I’m a sucker for block of the month quilts. They are a fun way to get your creative juices flowing every month. Especially, if you don’t have much time to quilt. So, when I saw that the folks over at Riley Blake are starting a mystery block of the month, I had to get started! Since, we don’t get to see the finished quilt, the hardest part for me is choosing the fabric. I pick my fabric based on the style of the finished quilt. Modern quilts get more modern looking fabric and classic style quilts get softer fabrics (usually floral).
So, as I was going through my stash, I came across a stack of red, green, and white Christmasy fabric I had bought years ago. Perfect! This block of the month only has nine blocks in it, so it will be done in September just in time for Christmas.
Here is a look at my version of the January block, the Chevron block.
The polka dots got a little jumbled when cut into small triangles, but I think when it gets put together with the rest of the quilt, it’ll look great. (Next time I’ll be a little more careful when I piece them together so I don’t have polka dots cut in half facing each other.)
If you have never done a block of the month, you should give it a try. They are great fun!