Hi, so despite of finishing sixty unfinished projects this year, I decided to start a new one and I'm going to post here to keep myself accountable so that it actually gets finished when it is supposed to, lol. This quilt Block of the Month is hosted by my local quilt shop Tiny Stitch Quilt Shop. Although sign ups are over for this quilt along you can find the book here. We are using Bella Solids for this quilt but I think some prints would work really well with it as well. The colorway I chose was Carnival Confection.
So, the first and best thing to do is to be organized as we are cutting all our fabric first so everything is ready to sew each month. This was a daunting task, but I picked one fabric a day and finished cutting over a two week period. There are twenty blocks in this quilt, so I labeled large zippered bags from 1-20 and as I cut each fabric I labeled the blocks with the block number, fabric number and size of the block (I've covered those out of respect to the designer of the pattern) and placed each piece in the bag representing the block it belongs to.
I made a fabric chart for reference with the names, numbers and a small swatch of each fabric.
I also set a bag aside for the leftover fabric, which I labeled the fabric name and number.
And now for the fun part! Sewing the first block together. The first block is fairly large measuring 36" squared. (sorry for not getting a picture right after it was freshly ironed)