I am slowly catching up on my Skillbuilder Block of the Month blocks. I sewed together two month’s worth of blocks last month during my family getaway. From left to the right, the blocks are called Em Dash, The Mood, Woven Star, and Woven Chevrons.
I chose to go with Kona Solids in all of the blocks since we will be quilting as you go. I chose Coal grey as the background, then I sold out of it and had to order more just for me LOL!!
I think solids really let the quilting stand out. Here are pictures of the first two month’s blocks that I quilted previously. They are called Sound Wave and Magnum.
(I just got a new camera and am learning how to take better pictures with it – but the lighting is still a little off.)
I am using the same grey for the front of all of the blocks but am toying around with using different shades of greys for the back of each pair of blocks. I think that will give a patchwork look to the backing and break it up somewhat so it’s not just a sea of grey.
To keep everything organized, I took pictures of each set of fabrics I would use for each block. Then, when sewing the pieces together I worked on one block at a time. I kept my pieces right next to my sewing machine and constantly referred to the layout diagram. I also pressed all of the seam open which helped the blocks lie really flat.
I am pleased with how they turned out and now I’m excited to quilt them – which for me, is the most fun part!
19 thoughts on “WIP – Skillbuilder Pieced Blocks February and March”
I love your colorful BOM!!
I love the grey with your choice of colors! Beuatiful!
Nice to know I’m not the only one doing these a little at a time! I love your backing idea.
you were right on by choosing to use the solids – i think it really makes the each block POP! this will look amazing when it’s all pieced together!
Thanks! I am enjoying it!
Ooooh can’t wait to see how you quilt them! Love the woven chevrons.
Your blocks are great, love the solids and the grey!
Loving how vibrant these are 😉
Love the colours! I’m hoping to start this (eventually), so really nice to see how it is coming along for others.
Just LOVE the bright solids with the dark grey. Yummy!
Gorgeous mix of colors. My readers at FaveQuilts would love to see more of your tutorials.
I posted a comment on your blog, but I didn’t see that it went through…. I really like all of your blocks. GREAT JOB!!! I was wondering the name of the 4th one. I really like the woven look. Lourdes
Many Blessings to You, Lou
Nice job on all of your blocks!! I’m curious though, what is the name of the 4th one. I like the woven look.
Thanks! It’s called Woven Chevrons.
Keep up the good work, I have not even started yet. The blocks look great.
The bright fabrics look great against the gray, and I like the thread matching. Have fun quilting!
Very nice! I like how the solids give the “traditional” blocks a modern kick!
I love the mixed grey idea! They’re looking fabulous 🙂