This is the first time I’ve done a block of the month and I’m excited that I’m on the ball for the first month (11 more to go!) and phew was it a doozie!
This block is based on a traditional block called Lady of the White House. It’s so neat combining little checkerboards with the pinwheels and the stripes.
It took a lot longer than I expected but it’s also cause I’m accustomed to doing a majority of the cutting for a quilt upfront not on a block-by-block basis. I know my blocks look different than the sample cause I’m using prints in the blocks rather than just using solids but I like how it’s going so far, it feels more me this way.
I put a lot of work into sewing a good scant 1/4″ seam for these blocks and I was able to actually hit the 9.5″ unfinished size (which I’m super proud of). One thing I will pay more attention to in future blocks is how the primary color of the prints come across after having been cut. Join in the with Moccasin BOM with me!