I can't believe it is already December. I had so many plans this year. Oh well. There is always next year. This monthly blog hop is hosted by Jen @ https://patternsbyjen.blogspot.com
This month's color is red. It is inspired by the cardinal.
This block goes together very fast.
One think I did with this block that I wish I had done with the others is starch the fabric. By searching, the fabric is a lot crisper and behaves much better. I usually use best press or the good old Niagra. I cut the amount of fabric I needed and starched that. It cut easier and straighter.
Another thing I did was do as many steps as I could before going back to the cutting board for trimming and before pressing.
Pinning. Don't be afraid to stick a pin in to help hold some of the pieces.
Doing these steps made my blocks look a whole lot nicer.
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A very special thank you to our sponsors during this color challenge.
The sponsors this quarter are:
Patterns by Jen 2 different prizes: 1 pdf pattern 1 spool of Superior so fine 50 wt thread,
Island Batik - 3 1/2 yards assorted fabrics. I love their batiks. They are awesome to work with.
Quilters Dream - a 60x60 Dream blend which is 70% cotton 30% poly. The poly gives it a bit of a poof.
For the Love of Geese - pdf pattern
P&B Textiles - fabric Bundle of over 60 fat quarters
Said with Love - pdf pattern
Warm Company - warm and plush batting 45 x 60