Not a very inspiring title, is it? Libby at A Simple Girl reminded me that I should show all the Block of the Month blocks as I finish them. My mini group is called the Material Girls, BTW, and each month, starting last month, someone brings directions for a block that the others are to make using their own fabrics. At the end of the year, we will have 12 12" blocks. I had those 3 bolts of homespun and decided to use them. And because I want a dolly quilt I am also doing a 6" finished block too. Actually, I'm being slightly contrary. One gal last month said that the blocks must finish 12". My first reaction was why? We're not swapping are we? Ergo: the 6" blocks.
This first block is called Darting Birds and I believe the pattern was found on Marsha Hohn's Quilter's Cache site.
One of the stipulations in this BOM is that the blocks will need to be set straight and not on-point. So I found and fell in love with the setting in a BOM kit in the most recent Keepsake Quilting catalog. It's just an alternate block, which is a log cabin block. Question: if your finished log cabin block is 12" what is a good size to cut the strips for the logs? How many logs deep per block? I actually like the look of a smaller log, but I'll be doing that on the dolly quilt. Is a 2" log clunky?
Here's the plan: every month I'll post the completed block for that month. OK?