June is the first month of the virtual quilt bee I joined, Snip. Sew. Send. This month, Adrienne sent out a lovely batch of vintage sheets (some even hand-dyed):
Mmmm... pretty fabric. How awesome is that orange???
The instructions were to create a Hop, Skip, Jump-inspired block (a la the Denyse Schmidt Quilts Book) 6.5" by 12". This is how I went about it:
First, I drew a 6.5" by 12" rectangle on freezer paper, subdivided it into wonky sections and numbered them.
I cut it all apart.
I ironed the freezer paper pieces to the right side of the fabrics and cut them out with 1/4" seam allowances. (Since she said she wouldn't mind, I also couldn't resist adding a couple of fabrics to the mix she sent).
I used a pin to help hold the pieces together at the top corner (because freezer paper is slippery), and then stitched the seam. I worked left-to-right.
Here it is all stitched together.
And here is the completed block, trimmed and ready to go!
This first month was a lot of fun-- I'm really looking forward to the months ahead!