I chose batik fabrics.
Each block involved different colors of batik fabrics, but the center of all of the blocks was a solid black square. I stretched myself and learned new techniques to make blocks I had never made before. I definitely learned a lot last year!
After I finished the last block, I worked on piecing together the quilt. I chose to use black and white for sashing and star points between the blocks. I was hoping to blend in the black centers of each block.
When quilted, it will be a lap-sized quilt for our living room.
I don't love all of the black, and I am sad that it looks like the sampler it is (although I don't know what I expected). I am planning on backing it in a minky fabric, so I know it will get lots of use.
I chose not to do the block of the month for 2012, because after paying the initial fee, for the finishing fabrics, and for the gas each month, I realized I could make a quilt that I really want to make. I have thought about building my stash of fabrics this year and making blocks from The Farmer's Wife. But, I haven't decided for sure yet.
Have you ever participated in a block of the month before? What did you think? Would you do it again?
Blogs I link to: CraftOManiac, Brassy Apple, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Tip Junkie, Shwin and Shwin, Home Stories A to Z, Creative Itch, Sugar Bee Crafts, Coastal Charm, Not Just a Housewife, Hope Studios, Chef in Training, Mommy By Day Crafter By Night, Southern Lovely, Passionately Artistic, Sew Woodsy, Ginger Snaps, Someday Crafts, Creations by Kara, Rae Gun Ramblings, Delightful Order, House of Hepworths, The CSI Project, Kojo Designs, Tatertots & Jello, Shabby Nest, Chic on a Shoestring, Simple Home Life, 30 Handmade Days, Family Ever After, Craftionary, I Heart Nap Time, Positively Splendid, Nifty Thrifty Things