Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May MSQB Block 1 of 2: Johanna's block

Something I have found to be true over and over again when sewing is that if I'm not feeling it, I just can't force it.  The reason it took me until the very last day of April to make Hilary's block is that I just wasn't entirely set on what I wanted.  I knew if I tried to force it, the block would show its true nature. 

In contrast, I actually finished Johanna's May block a few days before the calendar pages were even turned to May.  I knew as soon as she posted what I wanted to do, and I made it that night.  Like Hilary, Johanna gave a lot of license with her block--she just wanted something that was 12.5" square and included orange, pink, yellow, and white.  That's it. Anything goes from there is what she told us!

I had seen this block and wanted to make a similar version without the white sashing. There is a great tutorial to make the block over at Don't Call Me Betsy, and I loosely followed it to make this version for Johanna.

This was a bit of an improv piece, though not nearly as tricky as the Mod Mosaic block I made last month (and having made that already, this one was much easier).



  1. This is beautiful! I love the colours you chose! Just lovely!! :)

  2. What a gorgeous block! I love it!

  3. Amazing job of combining colors and patterns.


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