Birthday Blocks for March

>> Thursday, March 31, 2016

birthday block for hm

The birthday quilter this month chose this block from a tutorial by Missouri Quilt Co.. It's a version of a disappearing pinwheel. 

You can watch the youtube video for the Disappearing Pinwheel 5 TWIST quilt here. 

I used some purple from the new Stonehenge Gradations Brights by Northcott. *I'll be sharing a quilt I made with these new fabrics in May! *

block from sis 1

I received a few more blocks this month for my birthday quilt. I asked for scrappy bento box blocks and gave this tutorial link to help with the construction - Scrappy Bento Box Block tutorial.

My sister sent me two blocks! In this one I love the gnomes!

scrappy bento 2 from sis

In this block my sister included some Christmas fabrics that I gave to her in a destash. What better way to receive memory fabrics than in a quilt block!

My sister got so inspired by this block that she actually made and finished a quilt top of them already! You can see her scrappy bento box quilt here.

Behind both of these blocks you can see some fabric yardage that I picked up when my local quilt shop had a *skinny bolt* sale - buy what's left on a bolt with less than 3 metres on it and get 30% of the amount.

Why am I mentioning that fabric?

lauries scrappy bento

Because I'm planning to use it to my advantage to make my blocks play nice together!
I love this block I received - Laurel Birch Christmas fabrics. Pink! Cats! But it is quite different from the two from my sister. The green fabric with red polka dots looks good with it though and I'm hoping it will help coordinate my blocks.

bento blocks end of march

Here are the blocks I have so far lined up together. I have placed them all with the *light* side at the top left. I will make a few more and then start playing with the layout. I would like to set them beside each other - but I think they might have a fit! LOL

Linking up with Needle and Thread Network WIP Wednesday (even though it's Thursday;))

With Joy,

Sarah V.

p.s. There's still time to join my linkup to Celebrate Spring! 
You could win a copy of the latest Quilter's Connection magazine {which happens to have a wall hanging in it by me!}


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