One of my sewing goals this year is to stretch my block/pattern skills. So I stumbled across a once a month block challenge on Patterns by Jen. Each month, using a specific color, you are suppose to make a block or two for the challenge. A new block is provided if needed, but you can choose to do any block you want.
Because I have a ridiculous amount of scraps, I also decided to box myself in even further, by only using scrap fabric for this challenge. Right up front, I knew there was trouble. I don't sew with a lot of red fabrics, so for these blocks, I didn't have a lot to choose from...
But I had made the goal, so I stuck to it! Because I chose to make the six inch blocks, I knew that I needed to make two for each month, so that I could have a sizable finished project. \
I separated the colors into light and dark piles and then tried to coordinate them with the block pattern. Which was harder than it looks. I think my favorite part is the tiny rockets (Sarah Jane) that is in middle of the block on the right. It just seems so random with all the blender fabrics.
I am no quilting expert, nor would I call myself good at quilting. As you can see, my blocks are kinda a hot mess!!! Which has had me chuckling for days! My flying geese are hilarious, which was the point of this whole thing, getting better at piecing. So let's just say I still need lots of practice!
I'm not sure if I wasn't careful when I measured the little pieces out, or if my scant 1/4 seam allowance wasn't scant enough. (said as she shrugs her shoulders) Maybe I was distracted when I was sewing? (mother of four children)
Don't worry, I'm gonna keep the blocks. Their all mine and even though the blocks don't come close to perfect, they are going to get used. Imperfect sewing is the best kind, because I am human!