March block of the month

I finished up my two quilt blocks for March last night – check them out!

I know I said the chevron block from last month was my favorite (and I still really love it) but I think this is my new favorite!  I love the color combination and I just think it looks very traditional (not the colors necessarily, but the pattern).  I’m really proud of this one – I could totally see myself making a whole quilt out of this pattern someday.  It was pretty easy to do, it doesn’t require a bunch of precise measurements like some of the other, and it’s a great way to use up scraps (if you have them, which I don’t since I just started quilting so I had to just buy a bunch of fabric and use a little from each).

And here’s the other one.  I like it too, not quite as much as the first one, but I am very happy with how it turned out.  The lighting is pretty bad on this one and you can’t really see all the beautiful pinks, so just trust me that they are quite lovely.

It’s not too late to sign up to make your own blocks of the month.  The class (online video tutorial, discussion board, and class notes/handouts) is free so take advantage of it – Craftsy Block of the Month.  I am a sewing novice who just learned how to sew in October and have only made a few things prior to this, so if I can do it so can you!

Want to see more?  Check out my blocks from January and February.

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  1. beautiful! do you quilt by hand or machine?

    • You know, a lot of people have asked me that question and I’m so new to quilting that I don’t even know how to answer it :). I’ve been sewing the quilt blocks using the sewing machine. In my online class we haven’t learned about the part and the end where you turn the individual blocks into a real quilt so I don’t know if they will teach us to to that by hand or not. Does that make sense?

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