Welcome to the 2022 SPICY Monthly Color Challenge. February is all about green quilt blocks, inspired by the Bay Leaf. Find the Bay Leaf green quilt block pattern on Jen’s website.
Cooking with Bay Leaf
Why add Bay Leaf to a recipe? It seems unnecessary since you don’t eat it. From my limited internet research, it seems that the subtle flavor of the Bay leaf will draw out the other flavors in a dish.
You don’t want to eat the bay leaf since its sharp, pointed tip may cut your mouth. Bay leaves have a supporting role in the kitchen, much like our quilt construction depends on building blocks like fabric strips.
Start with Strips
This block uses strip sets, which always make your blocks come together quickly.
There are a variety of tools that you can use to cut accurate, straight strips. Two of my favorites are the AQSR (adjustable quilt strip ruler) and the AccuQuilt. Whatever cutting tools you use, starting with the right size is the first step in making sure your blocks finish well.
You can see the AQSR in action in this video.
I love my AccuQuilt GO! and the 2-1/2″ die gets frequent use. You can watch me unpack it here.
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Green Quilt Blocks
Once I have my strips set assembled and cut into the smaller units, the block comes together as a basic nine patch. I love the woven look of the final block!
I decided to reverse the light and dark colors for my 6″ block.
Green quilt blocks inject a sense of vitality to your project. I recently made a quilt from a gradient bundle of green fabric. You can see that project in this blog post.
Please visit the other Monthly Color Challenge quilt bloggers to see their wonderful green quilt blocks inspired by the Bay Leaf.
Jen from Patterns by Jen
Kate from Katie Mae Quilts
Frances from Frances Quilts
Carole at From My Carolina Home
Raylee from Sunflower Stitcheries