I love participating in Block of the Month’s. I used to do them all the time – in fact, I would do more than one block of the month program at a time. Lately, life and all the other commitments I have made have taken over and I haven’t been able to follow through with block of the month’s like I’d like. This year I’m making it a priority to follow through and make the house blocks in During Quiet Time’s Next Door BOM. I absolutely adore the design and know this is a great block of the month for me.
The January block is a paper pieced Cape Cod home. I am going to use a variety of low-volumes for my background to keep the scrappy feel I like. It was fun adding some fussy cuts into the windows too ! What do you spy? I actually really like paper piecing … when I don’t have a deadline. If there’s a deadline I tend to get a bit stressed. One paper pieced block a month is definitely not too stressful though – definitely something I can handle!
During Quiet Time is including the dimensions for the fabric we need to add around each block for the final quilt layout. By December, we’ll just have five large chunks to sew together! I LOVE that. I am going to add some fun trees into my Next Door Neighborhood. I haven’t added them yet but I’m sure there’s going to have to be an apple orchard incorporated eventually.
Here you can see the tree I made using a chunk of strips I had leftover and my tri-recs ruler. You can also see the girl looking out the window!
This tree is simply made from flying geese and you can also spy the sloth hanging out in the home.