Can it really be that time again? Each month passes onto the next in lightning speed and the Country Charmer Quiltalong rolls around again faster than before.
Selecting the fabrics for each and every block is my favorite part of the quilting process. While making the blocks for this design, I always started with an interesting center and p-u-l-l-e-d the colors all the way through the block.
Fussy cut a center with several different colors, and the work is done for you.
Shop your stash and see what you can find. You'll be surprised when a fabric that has been tucked away in a bin will be the perfect match.
You don't need much fabric for these scrappy blocks. I used up some very tiny scraps. Waste not, want not.
This is one of my favorite blocks. I can't tell you why.....I just like it.
The center start pattern is very prominent in this block with the use of the blue fabric.
I threw some orange in the mix.....why not?
I lost the criss-cross design when I made this block......but it still made it into the final quilt.
Another favorite of mine.
This one was on the "do not use" list for awhile. But in the end, it made it into the final project. Never give up on a block. In the grand scheme of things, it may be just what the quilt needed.
Many thanks to Lesley, The Cuddle Quilter for organizing the Country Charmer Quiltalong. Check out Lesley's post today to see her quilt blowing in the wind. I offered to quilt her quilt as a "thank you" for hosting the QAL. I'll be posting pictures of her quilt during the quilting process, which won't be until October, but just in time for the big Country Charmer parade on November 1st.
Until next month, have fun making your Country Charmer blocks. Use up those scraps, experiment with color, relax and enjoy the process.