Modern Quilting by Sherri Noel
Things are moving along with the Cabin Fever Block of the Month. The March pattern went out on the 30th and here we are already in April!
All the monthly center blocks in this quilt involve curve piecing and when you are cutting curves its best to have the curve on the fabric bias. This will help when sewing the curves. And you always want the straight edges (outer edges) of the block on the straight grain of the fabric so your blocks don’t get wavy or wonky.
Align along the straight edge and then rotate the template around keeping one straight edge parallel to the straight edge of the fabric. I also like to align my square ruler with the edges of of the template to keep my rotary cutter and the 90 degree angle straight.
When your getting the arcs ready to sew, it’s easiest to find the center of the arcs and pin there first. Then pin at the two ends. You can pin more (or less) than that but I like having three. I only take a small bite out of the fabric when pinning on the curve, it helps let the fabric lay easier as I’m sewing.
I use my 6 1/2″ square ruler again when I’m done to carefully square up each side of my block unit.
And here is the finished block! I think they look great all together! If you are looking for the pattern you can find it in my shop!
See you next month!
I wanted to share the February Cabin Fever block of the month. The pattern went out yesterday to subscribers.
This is the center star on the top row of my quilt. There will be twelve stars total in the quilt top and each star finishes at 24″. The purple and green star are in the top row and I’ll be adding next months star to the line-up on the right….
I’m using a mix of solids from my stash and some Anna Maria Horner (true colors) fabric for my quilt and so far I’m really happy with this mix!
If you’re just catching up with this Block of the Month Pattern, you can read all about it in the first and second post (more links at the end of this post).
You can join in any time and
find the CABIN FEVER Pattern in my SHOP.
Thanks for following along!!
January was gone in a flash… We are already one month into 2017, and I have the first month of Cabin Fever Done!
Emails and Updates went out this morning… please let me know if you have any trouble with receiving them… email me at [email protected] if you need assistance.
If you’d like to join in you can read all about it in the first post, and sign up here:
The block design in the center is actually the ‘block’ of the month. The Star is part of the top design. You will notice I’m mixing solids and prints. I’m using some Anna Maria Horner fabrics from her True Colors line.
I have a couple bundles in my shop, plus some other supplies that are helpful for this BOM project. If the bundles are gone, email me @ [email protected] and I’ll update you on availability when I get more in stock.
I’m using the prints for the corner squares, background and border. I will mix the left over scraps of prints and solids into my monthly block.
The star points will be made from my stash of solids with one coordinating print.
For my Star Background (Fabric B) I’m using True Colors Filigree Coral ~ it’s so bright and fun!
And for my border (fabric F) I’m using this gorgeous dark version of Filigree, called dusk!
Fat Quarter Bundle
6 1/2″ ruler ~ These are great for squaring up blocks so they are all the same size.
Vellum Paper ~ Sometimes I use regular copy paper (shhh!) but it does tend to shrink when ironed. I have a few packs of this paper if you want to try it. Either way, use a 6 1/2″ ruler to trim so you know all your blocks are the same size.
Flat head pins ~ These pins (or any flat head pins) are super helpful keeping everything flat when paper piecing.
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Join me for the 2017 Cabin Fever Block of the Month!
I am hosting two Block of the Month programs this year. I already shared Jul i Scandinavia (a Christmas applique BOM) with you…
AND Cabin Fever is a Block of the Month Quilt that’s a little more traditional and will have a lot of… you guessed it… Log Cabin Blocks!
The Log Cabin Blocks will dictate the layout, and I have more than one layout to share with participants. You can decide on how aggressive your Cabin Fever is and pick your layout accordingly!
Options will include two sizes:
84″ x 84″ OR 84″ x 108″
Every month participants will receive a block that fits into the layout. All blocks consist of a circular design… you’ll be an expert in no time!
I hope you catch Cabin Fever and join me!
I will have this BOM pattern listed in two places and you can sign up any time.
IF YOU SIGN UP IN MY SHOP
You will be emailed monthly with the pattern information to date.
IF YOU SIGN UP ON CRAFTSY
I will update the pattern monthly on Craftsy and you will be able to view and download the updated pattern information and templates directly.
Cabin Fever Q & A ~
What Can I expect after signing up?
Each month (beginning January 31st) you will receive the new pattern. Month 1 will include layout options and I will cover some of the fabric/color choices.
Can I sign up anytime?
Yes, if you sign up after January 2017, You will receive all the patterns to date. Any remaining patterns will be updated monthly.
Will I be charged Monthly?
No, the sign up fee is a one time charge that covers the entire series from start to finish and you can sign up any time, it will not expire.
How will patterns be delivered?
As a printable PDFs.
What techniques will we be using?
12 BOM Blocks ~ Each monthly block will be a circular design. Foundation piecing and templates will be offered and the curved piecing technique will be covered in month one (it’s not as scary as it looks.)
For the Log Cabin Blocks ~ For consistency we will use the foundation pieced method.
What will we use for fabric?
Cabin Fever is a scrap busting quilt and we will talk about fabric as part of the layout choice in Month 1.
See You Next Month!
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Modern Quilting by Sherri Noel
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