First up, I just finished my third basket block for the "Piece and Plenty" block of the month. This block was designed by Jan Patek. Beware if you have downloaded the pattern set. Watch the direction of the pattern pieces on this block. Some are reverse from the block design and some aren't. I doubt Jan had anything to do with the direction of the pattern pieces as this was a joint effort between several designers and Moda U. I had to re-cut some of the pieces. And I left off the triangles on the main part of the basket. With such busy fabrics, I thought it looked better this way. I am working from a kit and the fabrics used are from Moda Madeira.
Next, I finished four more blocks for "Sweet Grace" which is a Jan Patek design. The pineapple blocks took some time to make. I pieced the triangle sections that are the centers of the pineapples. Then the outer part of the pineapple was placed over that and stitched. And several more parts to be added. I changed one of the corner designs as the shape did not seem to make much sense for the pineapple block. I finally figured out it was a smaller flower shape from another block but hardly recognizable in the small size. I changed it to a star.
I did one block from a set of patterns by Laural Arestad called "Celebrate the Holidays". I chose to set the block on point and make a small quilt from it. It is the Easter block and will be used for a gift. Another bunny though nothing like the others I have done lately. I used a combination of cotton and wool for the applique. The green border fabric (also on the back) has been in my stash for ages. Finally a use for it.
And finally, the third and fourth blocks from Kathy Schmitz's "Simply Red" pattern booklet. If you remember from last month, I am doing mine in blue. I should make some of the pieced star blocks that go with these but no time right now. These are fused designs and the edges stitched by machine. And some hand embroidery added.
That's all for now. Happy Stitching!