August 14, 2013

August Sugar Block Club (sort of...)

I am starting to get caught up again with my BOM sewing. I started with Amy Gibson's August block. At least, I tried to. Here is Amy's block.

 Sticking with my blues and cream/tan colour scheme, I used one blue batik and two cream backgrounds.

Do you see my mistake? Somehow I didn't notice that I had all four corner pieces turned the wrong way, a mistake that completely changes the look of the block. Gone is the plus shape, and in its place I have a square.

Fortunately, I like the new look, so I'm leaving it as is. I am probably going to make another version sometime, following the pattern properly, of course!

For this pattern, all 20 HST units were made slightly bigger than needed, then trimmed to size. I will admit I found the trimming to be incredibly tedious, but it sure does produce accurate results. I've never seen so many perfect points in one of my blocks. Tedious, but worth it.
I have all the pieces cut for the July block as well, so hopefully I'll get that stitched up soon. I love how these blocks are looking so far.

I am linking up today with Lee at Freshly Pieced and at Quilt Story.


  1. The trimming of HST certainly does make a difference but I agree that it's a tedious job. I like that you have kept your new block - it may be different but also a great block.

  2. i think your variation looks great! i also hate trimming HSTs but it's a necessary evil.

  3. Its amazing how much you can change something with just a little turn isnt it? both are wins!

  4. Definitely not fun trimming HSTs! I think your blocks look fab!

  5. I'm so glad you decided to leave your "mistake." It looks great! Gotta love happy accidents like that!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. I love your New Look block!! I'm not a fan of trimming either, I find good music or a fun audio book helps pass the time when trimming.

  7. I think you just designed a new block!


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