I was able to complete the block of the month! I couldn't find the right blues for a traditional "blue and white" since Heather calls her block Swirls and was thinking ocean waves, I used ocean blues and greens - I've been collecting these since my trip to San Diego in 2011... I also found some white backing fabric in my stash! I may be able to do the whole quilt without buying fabric - except possibly for the backing. Yay! (that's my pocketbook cheering, not the fabric lover)
I simply love this block - in fact I wasn't going to participate in this BOM, but then I saw this block.
It's a good thing I love this block too... I stitched the center all wrong and had to start it over, then I think I ripped out the new center at least 3x, then I sewed the corner triangles the wrong direction, I had to trim the last round of white ... Yep it's a good thing I love this block - it almost wasn't a Finish! But now it is and though it's not perfect, I am pleased with it! And I might just make another one!
For more about this block, the tutorial and an interview with block designer Heather Valentine click here!
Stay tuned for more progress and finishes