Jen, a fellow Island Batik Ambassador has a monthly color challenge block on her blog. It's been a fun group of blocks in pretty colors that are flower based. She gives access to the free block for the month, and there will be a setting suggestion post soon, so you can put all your blocks into one quilt.
I did a few months, but fell behind and need to catch up. But I'm sharing for September, because the color is Lilac, and it's one of my favorites.
I do like this block, and would love to play with it in EQ8 and possibly make a quilt from it. I can't wait to see what the corner blocks do. (I love secondary designs.)
So, here's my version. I used 2 Fat Quarters that I felt were pretty together, and fit the Lilac theme. (Are you surprised they are not batik?? lol I do have other fabrics.) At my house in Pennsylvania, I had 3 different lilac bushes, a pink, a purple and one that was almost plum. Mom's is traditional purple, but I've also planted a pink one here. So, since Lilacs come in other colors, so can your block. Go to the link above for Jen's instructions on how to make your block, and share on her post at the end of the month.
It's a quick block to piece. Just a note, when I'm making 4 Half Square Triangle units, as for the center pinwheel, I cut one piece of fabric, in this case 3x6", and draw a line on the 3" line (half) and V line from corner to center to corner. I sew both sides of the V, then cut on the drawn lines (V and center), and then square using my Quilt in a Day ruler. 4 perfect units. If I need 8, I make the square and follow the basic Quilt in a Day directions and chart with the ruler. I love only having to trim 2 sides, then press open.
Thanks for visiting, and please check out the other bloggers who have made the block. The links are on Jen's page.
I'm also doing an Island Batik blog hop, and my last post has a give-away that's open until September 3, so if you have a moment, please go back and check it out.
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