I was able to grab some time between trips to get my March block done. I have to admit I wasn’t totally crazy about it to start, but making the blocks was an interesting process. And doing different things is kind of what this is about, isn’t it?
Here is my fabric pull – I was drinking coffee in my New Mexico mug on a Sunday morning:
And here is my finished block. I was in deep concentration trying to make the trees, and especially putting the darn trunks on the trees – they kept winding up way off to the side – so I don’t have any in-process photos.
My one tip would be to fold the bottom piece in half to get a crease, and then set it under the tree/gnome before cutting to put in the trunk to get a sense of where the trunk is going to wind up. Before I did that, I kept cutting my bottom piece way too far over on one side or the other, and the trunk wound up in an odd place (see the bottom 2 trees). But overall I’m pretty happy with it, and got it sent off to Kate Friday morning. I do hope she likes it. I think the gnomes are cute!