Welcome to the December installment of my Barn Quilt Block of the Month project! This is a personal challenge I decided to give myself in 2017 to keep pushing my pattern-making skills and add to my overall quilting abilities. Each month I’ll pick a cool barn quilt, turn it into an actual block, write up a pattern, and list it in my Craftsy shop.
Well, it’s here — the last official installment of my barn quilt block of the month project. And what better way to wrap up my year than by making one that looks like a wreath?! Double Aster is a traditional block that pops up everywhere, and I love the swirling, layered points. In addition to being wreath-like, I found that mocking it up in pink and green made me think of a poinsettia. Either way, it feels Christmas-y to me!
This 12″ block is traditionally pieced and it’s only $2! Accurate cutting and sewing with a consistent 1/4″ seam are definitely key to making this block looks its best. There’s also one partial seam, but I promise it’s not scary.
And…this also means that my 12 months of barn quilt blocks is DONE! And to celebrate, I put all 12 patterns into a single bundle! It’s in my shop now for $15.
Yesterday I had fun taking photos of all my blocks and I’m so happy with how bright and colorful they look together. I’m excited to sew them all together into a quilt soon, and I pinned several different block setting ideas yesterday to consider. I’m thinking this or this might look neat? It’ll be tough to choose!
p.s. I’m doing a 31 day blog writing challenge!