Sugar Block Club blocks

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I don’t think I have ever focused an entire post on my Sugar Block Club blocks so I thought it a good idea to do so.

Back in December I decided to use some of the hoarded much loved fabric I have on hand instead of buying anything new. After a gander through my extensive stash I came across a FQ bundle of Hometown by Sweetwater. It is one of my many favorites. Instead of a white background I decided to use black and it has proven to be quite the dramatic touch. Here is my fabric selection laid out waiting for my first block:

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Here are the individual blocks with the month in which they were stitched captioned under them:

May
May
March
March
June
June
January
January
February
February
April
April

Each month there is a recipe that goes along with the block pattern but I have only tried one of them as I have been on a diet and doing quite well I might add (I am not only at my goal weight but a bit under it).

The most challenging block was certainly February as it was a bit fussy to get the points to match up (of course they didn’t all match exactly in the end but close enough for me). But my favorite block so far is May. I realize there are some points that don’t match but that block seems to have shadows and just seems quite “wow”.

I am really loving this BOM and I may even make a sweet sometime soon seeming as how I am doing well with the weight loss. Since we are halfway through I think it is okay to look at the first six blocks all together:

Jan-June

I recently posted this pic on Instagram and stated I need to back off the red and some disagreed but I still thing I need to add a bit more of the yellow for balance reasons. and maybe a bit of the multicolor prints.

What do y’all think…more yellow & multi color prints or does it seem balanced already?

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  1. Leave the yellow and make an other block without color! ok, I am not a big help. I love the blocks!

  2. Love the drama of the black! I would do more yellow, less red too but it is all personal preference

  3. try rearranging your blocks first.. you may find that because you have them all next to each other they seem over whelming… try scattering them away from the other reds before making a final decision… these are lovely blocks.
    Nonnie

  4. I agree with the more yellow and multicolored prints. What if you used all the colors in one block? Like the one on the right bottom corner (June)? I think that’s the most balanced block of all :)) It’s totally up to you what your preference is. Love the black background!

  5. My favorite is May and I think more of the fabric colors in May, but i do love the red as it makes the blocks stand out. If you need more stash, I am having a traveling stash giveaway and it ends tomorrow: http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com/2013/05/your-chance-to-win-traveling-stash-box.html

  6. I made four wall hangings for four young men using this line. I loved how they turned out. I might have some leftovers. I’ll be glad to send them to you if I do and if you want them.

  7. Oh yes to the yellow, and I love the April block x

  8. I love the blocks with colours in them and less keen on the monochrome ones. I think what this shows you is we all have different preferences so just do what you like best.

  9. Congrats on the weight loss 🙂 The blocks are looking great, but yes, I vote for a bit more yellow

  10. These are just gorgeous Rhonda! I love Sweetwater too. I think more yellow would be great even if it’s just pops of it like in the January block. I wouldn’t over think it though – the line co-ordinates so beautifully you can’t really go wrong. I’d focus on your enjoyment of each block and chose which fabrics talk to you with each month’s block and they’ll all work out in the end x

  11. I really like your blocks! You will have a beautiful modern quilt when you are done. If you want advice on color here is my opinion. I think maybe you need one more block without black. Right now the block without black looks a little isolated. If you make one more with grey and red (or light blue instead of red) and white but also adding yellow it will tie all the blocks together. I’ll follow your post. I’m interested to see more block that you make.

  12. I’m not a red fan, so I would maybe use it more sparingly. Hard to tell though without the rest of the blocks along side of the ones you have done. I’m doing the same with my black & white quilt with splashes of neon green. Trying to have a little blast of color, but not too much. Can’t wait to see yours done at the end of the year. I’m also enjoying Amy’s SBC this year. Have fun!

  13. That May block is breathtaking!

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