“Finish what you start”. Isn’t that what our mothers used to say? I started the Fat Quarter Shop 2016 Mystery Block of the Month because I love getting little packages in the mail. I especially like them if they are filled with pretty fabric.
Well, 2016 went by and then 2017 and 2018. I would make a block here and a block there until they were all done. Now, in 2019, I am finally ready to finish this lovely quilt and have an empty box in my sewing room. Sweet!! That box won’t be empty long…
Each of the 12.5″ blocks were so fun to make. The instructions were easy to read and follow. I loved each finished block, but I think this one is my favorite.
No wait, maybe this one! Lol! – Well, I really liked them all.
I had a hard time deciding how I wanted to finish my quilt blocks. The program sent this layout. I wasn’t too sure that I liked it all that well.
I think it was the large side leaves and plain border. But when I just looked at one block with the adorable block border, I fell in love! The small block border made each block look like a beautiful flower🌸
Isn’t it so unique and fresh looking?!
Now it was time to decide on a layout. I started by laying them all out in the original pattern layout.
Hmm.. what should I do with those blank spaces where the leaves were supposed to be? I had quite a bit of extra scrap fabric so I decided to fill in the sides with a checkerboard strip. I sashed in between and added an off center checkered strip on the top and bottom as well.
Brilliant!! Now I love it❤️❤️
Time to quilt! I am putting this one on the long arm quilting machine and hope to have it done next week. My nephew may be the lucky recipient of this quilt because he is getting married to the most beautiful girl next week. I had better hurry!!
Happy sewing 🙂
Have you ever joined a Block of the Month program from the Fat Quarter Shop? If not, I highly recommend you give it a try. The fabric and the pattern are included. The fabric is always high quality and they are never stingy.