Saturday, January 3, 2015

Pat Sloan's 2015 Vacation Time BOM Block 1

I decided to do my first block of the month quilt.  It is Pat Sloan's 2015 Vacation Time block of the month quilt.  I sort of wanted to use Pat Sloan's fabric but by the time I decided to purchase them, none of the stores online had them all and I didn't want to make a huge string of purchases, so I decided to buy other fabrics locally.  I chose colors based on the nerdlet's current preference for all things that are blue and pink.  I purchased the fabrics today.

This pic is missing two fat quarters that I bought - one blue and one green, and I have already swapped the darkest blue for a slightly lighter blue from my stash.

I already finished the first block.

I cut the fabrics without any regard to direction and I modified her pattern so that all the squares were one piece instead of multiple pieces.  So far I am resisting the temptation to redo the block to turn the pink and the floral so that they are all pointed the same way and to be more particular about my corners.  Right now, I am thinking that I won't redo it but that I will pay more attention during the rest of the blocks.


  1. What a nice design. I love blocks with star shapes. This looks like it is going to be a beautiful, colourful quilt. Xx

    1. Thanks. I really like the colors. I makes me think of making another in the same sorts of colors to finish sooner.