Two Months of Secret Garden Blocks

>> Wednesday, June 15, 2016

May got really busy for me somehow - procrastinating on projects put me behind on the quilts I'm making for me. This is the May block from Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden block of the month. 

My Secret Garden May Block

I really wanted to use the blue Denyse Schmidt print that I've been holding onto as the background. Using 4 different colors for the pinwheels really adds some movement to the block. This is the first block the fabric in the darker inner border has made an appearance - I will have to start including it in more!

I'm really happy with how my June block turned out. Pat showed two fabric placement variations which you can see here. I wanted to try and make my center star float so I chose two different light fabrics for the star background fabrics. 

My Secret Garden June Block

I also took another design cue from Pat - I noticed one of her blocks used the three primary colors (red, blue, and yellow.)  I have a tendency to use the secondary colors a lot - green, orange, and purple. I went through my stash of fabrics set aside for this project and got as close to the secondary colors as I could! Fun to see how the coral Tula pink fabric has played several different roles for me in these blocks. 

Now I'm caught up on this project until next month;)

How are you doing with your Block of the Month projects?

With Joy,

Sarah V.


lovetostitch June 16, 2016 at 8:33 AM  

So far I'm keeping up, but getting ready to leave the nest again for a bit, so will see how that goes. Your block is awesome!

Beth June 16, 2016 at 3:37 PM  

Your blocks are great. I love the different color pinwheels in the May block. Your star really does float in the June block. The two similar but different backgrounds really do add a lot of interest.
I determined that I would not do any BOM this year because I just have so much going on and so many UFOs waiting for me already. Seeing all the finished blocks and all the color combinations is really weakening my resolve. I might cave yet. I have downloaded all the blocks so I might just have another UFO starting soon. LOL

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop June 17, 2016 at 12:37 AM  

Sarah...your blocks look great! I have started and stopped on a lot of projects.

Sarah Vanderburgh July 17, 2016 at 12:05 PM  

test to see me as reply blogger

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