I just finished off the last two blocks for Amy's BOM. The fun part of block of a block of the month is the chance to keep trying out new blocks. I've seen most of these patterns before at some point or other, but never committed to making any of them. After putting these together, I can sort out the ones I would want to use in an entire quilt from the ones I'll just happily include in my sampler and call it good enough -- and maybe a couple that I will relegate to the orphan pile and forget about for now :).
These are the 6 blocks so far for the block of the month. Do you think that Amy, as a math teacher, realizes that there are three blocks each month? I think I'll leave out the ugly ones to make a nice snuggler size for a Christmas gift. So far that Florida star is a top contender for getting lost or forgotten.
Blackford's Beauty came together very nicely. It has cute little flip and sew corners that make a little star in the middle. I think this is one that Bonnie used in Jarrod Takes a Wife. I had always pondered trying it out. I can see changing the colors up a bit and trying out a dark center with two colors of star points. Add to that some scrappy corners and it would be a happy little quilt nicely put together from the strip bins.
The second one had LOTS of half square triangles. It is called Mosaic Star, and it came from a book called Grandma's Best Full-Sized Quilt Blocks. I thought the name rang a bell when I saw the pattern, and sure enough, I went and found it on my bookshelf. I guess it is a small world of quilters. It needed a little resewing because I twisted the four patches a bit, but other than that, it came together nicely enough. It is almost exactly the right size, just a quarter of an inch too big overall. Not bad at all in my opinion.
It is almost time to go pick the kids up now, so I'll go get all my little bits and pieces put away until next month. Thanks Amy for organizing the block of the month -- even if you should be calling it blocks of the month!