I started another Fat Quarter Shop block of the month this week. Love Letters by This & That designs. I know… I am addicted to Block of the Month patterns from there.
This one runs for 6 months and there are two duplicate blocks each month. The fabric used is Etchings by 3 Sisters for Moda. I really love the colors. I think I am a fan of 3 Sisters fabric lines; I seem to be drawn to them and not even realize it until after they are purchased.
While I love to piece complicated blocks, I think this one “took the cake”. I worked on the two blocks for three days. It wasn’t all day, but several hours each day. Between pressing, cutting, drawing diagonal lines on the backs of tons of fabric squares, it was tedious. The result is beautiful and worth it though.
The plaid fabric is a woven. I have never worked with wovens before. I treated it just like a regular cotton fabric, just starched the heck out of it with my Mary Ellen’s Best Press before cutting.