(psst.. I updated the Plain & Fancy project page with a link to the pattern)
I finished the June Plain & Fancy block today. I actually stitched the center block for it Friday night, as well as the units for the border. As usual though, when it was time to put the border together I was tired of working on the block. Not that I don’t like the quilt blocks, I really do! But there is only so much one can take of flying geese and the like at one time. I am really glad that I am doing this one as a block of the month, since I am not sure I would be able to maintain the motivation to finish all the blocks at once.
As usual, only the center of the block (and fabric color) changes. The border on each of the nine blocks in this quilt are all the same. This month’s block featured some tiny 1.5″ x 2.5″ flying geese, which are stitched to a 2.5″ square to make a little 4.5″ block. Some more flying geese are then stitched around that to complete the 8″ center star. If you would like to see more about how the flying geese are made, check out the post for block one. And if you want to see how the border is made, check out the post for block two.
I had also planned to do some more work on the sashing blocks this month, but I am not sure I will have the time to make much progress with them. The appliqué blocks are fused and ready for stitching at least, but the stars haven’t even been cut yet. My priority right now is finishing the binding on Flower Patch, but hopefully I will make some progress on Plain & Fancy’s sashing soon.[manual_related_posts]