Freeform Block of the Month – Month 5

Freeform Block of the Month

This is part 5 of the Freeform Block of the Month Series. Click Here for the intro, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4

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.

Freeform quilt

Freeform quilt

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.

3 fabrics included, but I just used 2.

3 fabrics included, but I just used 2.

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.

The original Freeform block design

The original Freeform block design.

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!

My version of the block.

My version of the block.

All the blocks up on the wall!

All the blocks up on the wall!

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.

Close up of one corner.

Close up of one corner.

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!

Happy quilting,
Gigi

Paintbrush Studio Fabrics

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