patchwork quilt along 2017 - propeller block

Hi everybody! I'm sewing along with Fat Quarter Shop's 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along, and this month's block is called Propeller. Wikipedia defines "propeller" as "a type of fan that transmits rotational motion into thrust." It's definitely going to add some motion the quilt!

I've been using the overhead "propeller" fan in my sewing studio lately. My studio is a dormer bedroom right above the garage, so it has a tendency to get warm. And then the fan makes me cold and I put on my sweatshirt. And then I get warm again. (Winter IS coming, right?) 

Propeller is a fun and quick block to sew. The six blocks took me just a few hours, and I used this opportunity to use some of the larger prints from Brenda Riddle's Fleurs collection.

The sew along is sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics, and it is also a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish. The pattern downloads are free, but a donation of $5 to Make-A-Wish is requested for the use of the pattern. You can find the full details right over here on the Jolly Jabber blog.

I also did some catching up on prior month blocks (not like I was behind, of course!) and now I'm ready for next month's blocks! And here are all the blocks so far.

Speaking of propellers... I have 6 business trips coming in the near future, and I just returned from a meeting in Miami Beach late last night, so I am going to be near a lot of propellers! And I better get my hand sewing projects ready to work on in my hotel rooms! Thanks for stopping by today, and I'll see you soon.