This has been such a fun Block of the Month so far! It was a really easy and quick block this time. I did change the coloration of the block a bit, but if you’ve been following along with me so far, you know by now that I’ll often make design changes just because I can. I like the original design so much, which is why I wanted to make this quilt in the first place, but switching things up here and there makes it fun, and my quilt will be a little different than all the other Freeform quilts out there! Here’s the original Freeform Block of the Month quilt, as a reminder.
We got a nice selection of Freeform fabrics from Paintbrush Studios this time; we’ve used them all before. There’s the green splatter, a pretty sky blue texture and the light blue dot, which I really love. It’s such a cool print.
The block for this month is a basic Courthouse Steps design in 3 colors. It’s designed with a light blue square in the center, then green, then the blue dot on the outside.
I had some of the purple fabric left over from last month, so I decided to put that in the center of my blocks instead. I cut out the patches, chain pieced them (I’ve written about how to chain piece in previous installments of this series), and before long I had a stack of quick and easy blocks all done!
I had been concerned about how I was going to fit the outer rows of blocks on my design wall, and so I had to rearrange and sort of smoosh all the blocks together to get them all to fit on the wall. So I have them up there, but it’s not really an accurate representation of what the quilt will look like, more of a vague idea. You can sort of see the Kaleidoscope blocks that I modified the templates for last month, where they’re not covered up. I’m happy with them but I can barely even fit the wall into a photo! But I guess that will have to do for now.
Now that all these blocks are done I’m pretty excited since that means next month we’ll be starting on the center medallion! I wonder if we’ll do the whole medallion all at once, or if it will be extended into a longer BOM somehow. I’m pretty sure I will change the design a little bit but I don’t know exactly in what way, so it will be fun to see how it turns out! I hope you’ll join me!