I've decided to join in the Craftsy Block of the Month this year. It is taught by the famous Laura Nownes, co-author of "Quilts Quilts Quilts". Looking at her picture, above, she must have been 12 when she wrote that book.
In any event, the blocks look interesting - starting with the very basic, but working up to some techniques that I have never done - i.e. Y seams. One month is tumbling blocks, and another is a Lemoyne star. I can't believe I haven't ever done either of those, but there you go.
I'm hoping to make it completely from my stash. I pulled some fabric last night.
The instructions call for 2 yards of background (I'm using a white) and a whopping 33 quarter yards of various prints. When looking at the cutting guide, though, some of those quarter yards are used to cut, say, a 7 inch square. If you're not using 33 different fabrics, I really don't think you need all that much. At least, I hope not.
The top fabric is an Amy Butler print that I'm using as a focus fabric. I've got a metre of that, and plan to put a bit of it in every block. Then I've got about a metre of the stripey and the dotty fabrics, and smaller amounts of all the others.
Are you doing this Block of the Month?