|Granny Square block|
I was sorry to have missed the "granny" bandwagon when it hit town and I have been waiting for my opportunity to at least try out one block. So, it seemed that this Joel Dewberry sampler would be a perfect chance to indulge myself and I'm so glad I did. I love it, and regret even more now that I missed that bandwagon first time around!
|Bow Ties block|
I also did some maths and figured out how to make this bow tie block. I thought someone surely would have a little tutorial available on line with measurements already niftily published for me, but though I could find plenty of pics when I searched, measurements were not very forthcoming. Thankfully, they weren't too difficult and I'm pleased with these little dickie bows - does anybody still call them that?
|Double Pinwheel Block|
Lastly, I squeezed in this extra block for the sampler. It's the double pinwheel block from Sew Happy Geek's Sew Happy Quilt A Long. Last year when we were making sampler blocks for Bee Blessed, I found this great tutorial on Jenna's site. I enjoyed it so much first time around that I just wanted to have another go.
Three more blocks this month brings me up to 8 so far. Doing well for just being in March - hopefully not famous last words!
I am enjoying trying out "new" blocks for this sampler. I haven't decided on my next four blocks for this quilt - if you have any suggestions for great blocks and tutorials, please feel free to share!