Lucky Stars BOM – January

DSCN3513 (1024x768)_wmI am participating in the Don’t Call My Betsy Lucky Stars BOM paper piecing Block of the Month club. You have an option of a 6 or 12 inch finished block. I choose  6 inches.

I wanted to use the same fabrics throughout the year, and my first thought was to make them fun using bright colors.

DSCN3516 (1024x768)_wmAfter many days of debating back and forth on what colors to start with, I changed my mind (woman’s prerogative) and went with batiks.

DSCN3507 (1024x768)_wmThis is what my work space looked like after I pieced, trimmed and ripped:

DSCN3509 (1024x768)_wmTwo tools I found handy:

  • A rotating cutting mat – handy for turning your block for trimming without moving the block
  • An “Add-An-Eighth” trim ruler – for trimming your seams to 1/8 inch

It took me a bit to get into making this block, but I am excited about getting February’s block pattern.

Are you participating in any block of the month clubs?

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie




  • Mary Ann

    Looking very pretty. Got to get mine done! Mary Ann

    • Jackie

      Once I got started it was a snap. Now I can’t wait for the next one.