• February 2016 Block of the Month

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    I didn’t get too far on the appliqué with the first block, because I was not happy with the look of the petals and had to do them over.  I am not good at doing over, because then I procrastinate.  Just will have to work hard in this short month we have ahead of us.

    I plan to trim away the part of the letter that is under the petal.  Seems to be shadowing through more than I thought it would.2.febbom2Every journey begins by just putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward and so we do as we move into 2016.  I had a hard time deciding what flower would be a good one for the “B” block.  I really like bachelor buttons and wild ones grow here on our mountain, but finally decided on bluebells.2.febbom1Also will be using the same fabric for the letters each month.  Is that grayed aqua the new neutral?  This color fabric seems to go well with all of the fabrics I am choosing, just like it did for the 2015 quilt sashings.  The blue for the flowers isn’t quite as vivid as it looks in the picture.  I will be cutting around those yellow and red blotches, and try to use the white ones to enhance the petals.

    The 2015 quilt is slowly coming together.  I have another long diagonal strip to put together.  I do them in between other items I am working on.  After this one the strips will get shorter.  I really need to get it together so I can start hand quilting it.  Just might get it done for the Glendale Quilt Guild show in 2017!  That way, I will have more time to hand quilt it than I did the last time.

    2015 Block of the Month at Craftsy

    Base Block 2016

    January “A” Block of the Month

    February “B” Block of the Month

    March “C” Block of the Month

    April “D” Block of the Month

    May “E” Block of the Month

    June “F” Block of the Month

    July “G” Block of the Month

    August “H” Block of the Month

    September “I and J” Block of the Month

    October “K” Block of the Month

    November “L” Block of the Month

    December “M” Block of the Month

13 Responsesso far.

  1. Susan says:

    I can’t make them yet – have to finish some other projects, but I really like your alphabet and the flowers, so I am saving them to start this summer!

  2. Sally M says:

    A was lovely but B is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much. Bluebells, of course, I should have known!

  3. Ruthie Peterburg says:

    The link is working now.
    Warm hugs,

  4. Barbara Brannon says:

    Thank you SO much for these free patterns! Just LOVE them and can’t wait to start – have long admired your talents and you have just ‘outdid’ yourself on these. Cannot make up my mind on background, colors, etc., so am just going to bite the bullet so to speak and jump on in!
    Thank you again –
    Barbara in TN

    • bdieges says:

      Thank YOU for the compliments. Makes it worthwhile, when I know people like what I am doing. Please send pix as you work on the blocks, because we all want to see what everyone else is doing.

  5. Amy Rochelle says:

    Thanks! I was able to download without issue!

  6. Bev Andersen says:

    Good morning,
    I am trying to download the pattern for February and the link takes me to a page not found. Can you help me please?

  7. The link for the February block is taking me to a 404 Not Found page.