Through a free online course offered through Craftsy called, 2015 Block of the Month, I am learning how to make a different quilt block every month. In January, I made a block pattern called “May Basket”. For February, two quilt block patterns were introduced, but I just made the “Basket of Fruit”. The pattern for the month of March is “Cherry Basket”. The techniques for the base of the basket were similar to previous lessons, but this time using hand sewn appliqué was introduced. If you are a beginner at sewing the video lessons are easy to follow. Even though I have sewn for years, I am still learning new things.
Here is my “Cherry Basket” quilt block.
So are you ready to learn to sew quilt blocks? You don’t even need a sewing machine– just a needle, scissors, thimble, thread, and fabric scraps. The class includes all the instructions and pdf printouts for you. Learn a new creative skill and set a goal to sew one quilt block a month this year (you can start any time.) Sign up here.
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