More progress this month... another Sugar Club block upsized!
And well on the way to getting a second block under way:
As the fabric stash dries up, it is important to keep a good selection of fabrics available for the last few blocks to be upsized. I have already run out of some of the fabrics, so to ensure that I don't just have beige fabrics left... I have all the fabrics spread out so I can easily see whether I have more fabric available to cut more trianges... or whether what is there is the last of it.
I have another baby quilt to make, and this time thought I would use this pattern of Amy Gibson's (the sugar club designer), using blocks out of her Cookbook block book.
I chose this fun elephant fabric for the centres of the blocks, and for the striped section on the alternate blocks. Then I added co-ordinating fabrics and made a rough placement, with turquoise fabrics in opposite corners, and purpley fabrics in the other corners.
After my epic fail with the last quilt from "adding fabrics willy-nilly", I double checked that these guys all went together nicely. Yip... this is fine.
And so we have the first block all made up!
I altered the block design a bit so that there is a frame around the central square, instead of it being a square in a square block, and instead of quarter square triangles making the Ohio star, I pieced triangles onto the corner squares, and made the block more like the star blocks that are made with flying geese. I felt like this gave me better pressing options, and it turned out really crisp.