The patterns for the February blocks from Just Takes 2 were up last week, but it took me a few days to get to them.
For the first of the month, there are just 2 blocks.
They mentioned that we should try and keep up, because the 2nd half of the month blocks will be more challenging.
Finished size 12 1/2" X 12 1/2"
Even though these are traditional blocks, they are instructing us to paper piece them.
I've never paper pieced a block this size, but with a little practice I can tell my skill level is increasing.
On a positive note, with paper piecing the seams always match up clean and crisp, and the paper keeps the bias edges from stretching.
At first I considered making the flying geese block with a ruler, the way I've always made them.
But then I got on board, and decided to try it their way with paper piecing.
I have to admit they turned out very accurate.
I am pulling reds from my scrap pile, so the blocks will have a variety of fabrics.