Anne Marie Chany of the Gen X Quilters blog recently released a book entitled Sister Sampler Quilts. The book contains 3 projects with interchangeable blocks that are designed to be completed with the help of a sister or other partner. Each partner makes the blocks in pairs, one of which will be swapped. This results in a quilt partially made by another person.
Since I don’t have a sister or a partner interested in the project, I decided to go solo and make a smaller quilt. My plan is to make 12 to 16 twelve inch blocks from the book and see where it goes from there. I purchased a bundle of fat quarters called Imprint designed by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics.
To make the projects more interesting, Anne Marie is featuring the Bonfire quilt from the book in her Block of the Month Club 2016. Monthly drawings encourage participants to post their blocks on the website. The challenge started in January with the Moon and Star block. I confess I was not sure I could do the block successfully and put it off for a couple of months. I worked on the February block first (in March) and eventually finished January. Here it is!
The Button block was featured for the month of February. This was actually my first Sister Sampler block and my first attempt at curves in several years. It’s a little off but I’m happy with it.
March introduced the third and last block to feature curves. Time and Energy was difficult for me. In fact I was so frustrated with it that I gave up initially and altered it to resemble another block in the book called Mosaic No. 2. I didn’t even do it correctly, just wanted to get it done! No curves.
I eventually got my act together and produced this.
Next up – paper piecing!