Monday, February 6, 2017

Two blocks

The Stonefields quilt by Susan Smith comes as a BOM (block of the month). I have all twelve months but I am making them in order. The blocks I showed yesterday are all for the first month. And this block is the last block of that set.

Each block looks a bit silly all by itself, but they play very well together.

And I decided to try and make the circle of squares block that Kathy from Kathy's Quilts is making for the RSC challenge. I wanted to make a smallish block and the one I made is six inches finished. The white squares are one inch finished and are made from 1.5 inch strips. And yes, this means the centered squares have outside strips that finish at 1/2 inch but are made from one inch strips.

If I increase the size of the finished white squares to 1.5 inches, the finished block size grows to 9 inches.

This is the fabric I've chosen for the quilt sleeve for Pigs in a Blanket. And yes, the piglet quilt is going to be shown at the Mancuso MidAtlantic Quilt Festival.

This shows the front of the quilt, the back and the pig fabric for the quilt sleeve.


  1. I love that pig fabric! I made my stepmom a tote bag out of it, and I've sneaked it into several of my quilts in progress. Such a happy print!
    I'd been eyeing those circle-square blocks at Kathy's, too. Hadn't reached the tipping point to start making them myself, but you're going to push me over the edge, aren't you?

    1. Congrats on having your piglets in the show. Now they will all be winners. Love the pig fabric, a nice hint on the sleeve. Your new blocks look sweet together. Keep up the good work!

  2. Some more lovely projects, lucky you are so easily led.

  3. Congratulations on having your quilt selected for the show - I predict there will be lots of piggy quilts in the making when they see yours!

  4. Love that pig fabric for the back of the quilt.