Cheddarback Block of the Month – Month 7


It's the Labor Day holiday weekend here in the United States. It signals the end of summer which is something I can hardly believe. I feel like summer started late, was cold for a couple of months, then we had about 6 warm weeks and's almost over.  I'm going to try not to think about the summertime blues I feel creeping in and focus on this month's blocks. If you're spending the weekend at home I hope you'll be able to work on them. We're jumping to the top of the middle row this month ..................

Block 31

This is a pretty star block featuring a pretty black print. The pink flannel plaid looks well worn and there are seams showing in some of the tan background fabric so I think this was truly a scrap basket block from worn clothing.

Block 32

I think this is the sweetest little block. I'd love to have yards and yards of the pink print! I think the blue floral that was fussy cut for the flowers in the basket was likely much brighter when the block was made. There's a seam going through the fussy cut piece so maybe this was a summer blouse of dress. I can't wait to see what fabrics everyone finds for the fussy cutting in their basket!


Block 33

You're going to have plenty of practice making half square triangles! This is one bodacious tree with it's pretty black print and textured background fabric. I love it and would be glad I only had to make one of these.

It might look like you're going to be short two blocks this month but that's because it's an alphabet month. This month's set of small blocks included the letters H and D.

There are more letters coming up later in the quilt.  They're all used within the small blocks. Each letter is a little different in style and three of them have a border around the block. I decided to go with just one style but you can do anything you want in your quilt. You might not want alphabet letters at all and can substitute other 5" blocks in their place. For those of you wanting to include the letters..........

I'm serving up some alphabet soup with the Cheddarback Alphabet. This is an optional pattern you can purchase. 



Each letter is a 3" foundation paper pieced block surrounded by a border. If you look at the quilt you can see where the five letter blocks are located compare the different in styles. I selected the style of the letter "P" for all of the Cheddarback Alphabet blocks. It looks like the letters from The Ladies Art Company who started offering quilt patterns in 1899. The time period seemed perfect for this quilt. The pattern is $5.00 for foundation paper piecing patterns for the entire alphabet in the 3" size needed for the quilt. You can purchase it on the regular Cheddarback page in the store - HERE 

I think that's it for today - have fun and post your pictures in the Facebook Group !



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