I forgot to show my third March block -- Shadow Blossom, which is a 6.5-inch block. I had trouble adding seam allowance to turn under for the applique, so I drew my cutting lines.
A little extra work, but I had plenty to iron under the edges.
Machine applique went well, thanks to glue basting. I didn't think I'd like glue basting, but I think it's my new favourite technique.
And voilà...a finished block. The petals are not as round as they should be, but I'm happy with it.
Now on to the three April blocks. First up was the Ohio Star, another 6.5-inch block. Perfect seam and point matching thanks to glue basting.
And the other two April blocks are paper piecing. There are 16 Flying Geese sashing blocks. I cut fabric for all the blocks, even though we only make two blocks per month.
These are two of the eight B sections (4.5 x 6.5 inches) that are sewn to the A sections (4.5 x 10.5 inches) to create the sashing blocks.
And we make eight more of the B sections in a different colour scheme.
I love the the Quilter's Newsprint by the Electric Quilt Company. It's thinner than copy paper, but it's not as see through. And it tears away a lot easier. I'm hoping that I'll be able to finish up the rest of the April blocks more quickly now that I have all the fabric cut.