For my One Monthly Goal this month I claimed finishing blocks for two different quilts that I knew would be easy to put off. I made several blocks early in the month, then stopped because I wanted to see if I could find other fabric. And then I almost forgot about doing them. Whew! But they're all finished.
For Blue and Gray I needed to make 11 large 9-patch blocks and 7 small red cross blocks. I laid them out in groups on the floor.
It's hard to tell from these two photos but the blocks above are about half the size of the blocks below. The red crosses will become cornerstones for the 9-patch blocks below, which will have gray sashing. I'm still collecting gray fabric so this quilt will rest until I collect more.
The other blocks I wanted to finish were for Cheri Payne's Everyday Patchwork sampler quilt. She gave directions for 25 blocks but I wanted a slightly longer quilt so made 5 more blocks to have a 5 x 6 block setting.
Below are the ones I added. I think they're in keeping with Cheri's primitive style, or at least won't detract from the other blocks and the finished quilt.
I saw a block similar to this in a quilt book but the center square was blank and the blocks with geese were flipped so the geese pointed toward the edges. I'm not sure why I made the change but I like it.
This was in another of Cheri's quilts. Now that this is finished it seems like a lot of a dominant color for a block. I think there are a few other blocks in the quilt that have more color and less light so I hope it works.
This was such a simple block and I had just enough of the red fabric to make it. I think this is a Greek Cross.
This was a block idea I've had for a few years. Now that I've made it I think it would look better with smaller triangles.
Here are all the blocks together, in no particular order or arrangement.
Each block will get a 1½" border, then there will be sashing between blocks. This is my first sampler quilt. I wasn't sure I would enjoy making so many different blocks but it's been fun.
So, those are the finishes for my One Monthly Goal for June. I'm linking this post to One Monthly Goal - June Finish Link-up hosted by Patty at Elm Street Quilts. Thanks for hosting, Patty.
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