Participants of the “Options” Block of the Month Quilt Along have been as busy as spring-time bees! And they have been exercising their options admirably.
My friend, Cheryl, added strips to the sides of some of her blocks, turning them into placemats. “I wanted new placemats, and I have a lot of material, so I decided to make some placemats rather than buy them.” Great idea, Cheryl!
Helga’s use of texture to add contrast to her blocks is splendid! The fussy cutting of the rectangles in the block on the left is superb.
Tina used some of the cut-off triangles to make tiny Pinwheels for the centers of two of her “Ojo de Dios” blocks. What a fantastic idea! Notice, too, her variations of fabrics in the large triangles. That she didn’t use the same fabric for all four triangles adds to the scrappy nature of the blocks.
Sarah also added a design to the center of her block – a tiny Hourglass is perfect for the 2″ square.
Sarah also sent a mock-up of the layout for her blocks. She will use various gray prints in the alternate Hourglass blocks.
Thanks for sharing, ladies. Your Options blocks inspire us! You can see more blocks on Instagram #optionsqal. In addition, I would love to show your blocks on the blog, so send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On another note, Kim K. is the winner in our St. Patrick’s Day drawing for green and cream batik fabric. Congratulations, Kim!