Mmmmm, aahhhh! Don’t you just love that new year smell? So fresh and clean, full of possibilities, and full of brand new blocks to piece! I hope all you Sugar Blockers enjoyed the first block of the year, Snow Blossom.
This block just feels so happy to me, and you know I’m such a sucker for traditional blocks with star-like shapes. I thought the points in this one looked like 4 pretty tulips, framing a simple center bloom.
I love the fabrics you all are using! Some great looking blocks already and it’s only the 2nd!
I want to reiterate a couple of things for those of you who are following along….
- You should have received a welcome email when you signed up with details about the club, but if you did not, I’ve also posted the info HERE.
- Please feel free to use any fabric you like! It doesn’t need to be solids, or a rainbow, or even the same colors I’m using. Just like the Craftsy BOM, you can make these blocks your own!!! Can you imagine hundreds of identical rainbow samplers floating around out there? Now that’s no fun. One of the great things about quilting is that it’s a fabulous way of expressing yourself and your unique personality!
- You may have noticed that I did not include sashing, border, or backing requirements this time. Don’t fret! I did this for a reason. Unlike the Craftsy BOM, which was a class intended to teach you all of the basics of making a quilt, from beginning to very end, The Sugar Block Club is intended to be more of a block series- like a wine or magazine subscription- you get a new one each month. What you choose to do with the blocks is entirely up to you. You may sash them or not, you may add any borders you like, or not, you may do a fun intricate pieced back, or not, you may add in extra blocks or skip those you don’t love, or not. Ultimately, my focus here is the blocks. Hopefully we have tons of fun making them together, and sharing how our blocks and quilts (or pillows or bags or wall hangings) turn out. Also, I very well may continue the Sugar Block Club on after 2013. We’ll see what the future holds!
Oh, also, I have a few more bundles left in my Etsy shop, so snag one if you like!
Haaaaappy New Year to you all! I hope it’s a year full of peace, of empowerment and growth, of joy and kindness!