Whoo Hoooo! I am finally caught up with my Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Designer Block of the Month! Thanks to a blizzard I am back on track and have all of the required blocks (8) done.
Some days it seems like I have more WIPs than finishes. I am almost afraid to share my long list. The goal is to finish a project in order to a new project. At some point, the goal is to have less WIPs. I am always impressed by those who can maintain project monogamy. Not really my style – bit of a project whore. ; )
The Fat Quarter Shop has a couple of Block of the Month programs. I joined the 2013 Designer Mystery Block of the Month in Avalon by Fig Tree. They do give you a couple glimpses of the quilt and the finishing kit shows you the layout. The finishing kit has blank spaces with numbers where the block are supposed to be. I don’t considered it a true mystery quilt where you have no idea what will happen.
Every month a little package arrives from FQS. It is a fun little surprise in the mail. Fat Quarter Shop is very generous with the fabric in each kit. I am sure there will be an Avalon scrap project in my future.
I was doing one block at a time, but decided I needed a more productive method. I cut all of the pieces I needed for the next 5 blocks. It made so much more sense than getting the fabric out, ironing each piece, and then cutting. Some of the blocks had over 15 different sized pieces of fabric. Here is a look at trying to stay organized.
Block #1 Block #2
Block #3 Block #4
Block #5 Block #6
As fate would have it, Block # 9 arrived in the mail Saturday. My euphoria for being all caught up was short-lived. I may wait for the rest of the blocks to arrive in the mail and do the rest of them at the same time.