I'm joining Jen Shaffer once again for her fun monthly block/color challenge. Last year's challenge was based on flowers while this year is for the birds. July's bird is the American Robin
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I used two different tools to mark my sewing lines. The blue Fons & Porter tool also lets you mark the middle cutting line. I wasn't using my regular machine so it was nice to just stitch along the marked lines.
Getting ready to trim up the blocks with a ruler marked with painter's tape to make it easier to see the important measurement.
Just little slivers to trim off. Nice not to have waste and to get great results.
Trimmed and pressed - you can see the nice instructions that Jen provides!
The little half squares become cute 4 patches.
And then are paired with the larger half squares to make rows to finish up the block.
Here's this month's block with the card trick from last year's color challenge.
See more versions of this super fun block by visiting the other
Wendy - Peaceful Thoughts
Claudia - Create with Claudia
Kathleen - Kathleen McMusing
Stephanie - Steph Jacobson Designs
Sandra - Textile Time Travels
Fawn - Quilty Creations By Fawn
Stephanie - Quilt'n Party