Celebrating cosmos blocks and more is one of our favorite things to do. We’ve begun making Month 4 blocks already, however, let’s NOT pass up an opportunity to celebrate so much progress.
Members have sewn their Month 3 triangle blocks in many colorways – I can’t believe these are from the SAME quilt design! (you’ll see what I mean in a minute). This month’s block creates stunning rays around the center medallion. EEEEEEEEE!
So while we’re celebrating Cosmos blocks, we’re also highlighting ALL of the progress members made in the past month.
You’ll see a universe of progress followed by a chorus of ta-das!
CELEBRATING COSMOS TEST BLOCKS
Month 3 is when freezer paper piecing feels comfortable as Make Modern Triangles members gain experience and confidence. In fact, I’ll share the ONE lesson that members take to heart: make a test block or two each month.
What many have found out (yes, the harder way!) that making test blocks are worth the time.
When the new block pattern drops each month, we’re itchin’ to get stitchin’! Make a test block…are you kidding me?!
Not so fast there.
Has this happened to you? I didn’t have enough good fabric to finish the quilt because I botched some first blocks along the way. Since we don’t know which blocks may be challenging ahead of time, so without testing, fabric is wasted. Noooooooo!
And if you use solids, you know that making batches from the same fabric bolt keeps the color consistent. Been there, not done THAT.
Why we make test blocks
- Test blocks “test” your understanding of the block construction
- Test blocks build confidence when you use the “good” fabric
- Test blocks find the gaps in your knowledge: such as sewing in the correct order so the seams nest underneath.
Here’s to test blocks…ta-da!
Celebrating Block 47: Scrappy Whirligig
This fun block is included in my free modern triangle class where I teach freezer paper piecing. Block 47 will be available soon as a mini or large quilt design. Yeah!
Let’s Celebrate cosmos FINISHES and MORE TA-DA’s!
Now it’s time to celebrate even more progress!
Cindy P. finished her Sparkler BOM quilt top! Congratulations!
Cosmos BOM MONTH 3 MEMBER MAKES!
Now let’s celebrate a galaxy of progress and ta-da moments!
Some members like Blandyna sewed overtime this past month, making fun progress:
“With 7 weeks away from my sewing room, it was like I’d forgotten how to use a ruler, rotary cutter and the sewing machine itself.”
From the output though, I’d say she remembered it all!
Peggy S. posted photos at each ta-da moment and we could feel her excitement. She is blazing ahead on the Stargazer quilt – see her pics below.
Barb M. has been posting her progress on the Sparkler – loads of blocks!
Month 4 blocks are underway and I can’t wait to see how these fill out the quilt!