December T Block – Quilt Along

It is time for the reveal of the second block in the T Block Quilt Along that I am participating in. This a block a month project organized and led by Bella of Then and Again Quilts

For twelve months I am receiving a pattern for a variation of the T bock – the T for Temperance Movement, with much written and debated about this quilt origin’s and history. Please take some time and stop by Bella’s page she has written quite a bit on its history.

So how do I think I am doing with this project? I love the block a month, no pressure and I am actually completing two. Two because the first isn’t quite right and well, I think I could go three or even four and still wouldn’t have it spot on right. Here is my second attempt. (not bad)



First and second attempts and you can see the difference. (The color is true in this first attempt photo)

I wanted to share the block that was done by Bella – it is so gorgeous.


I was really excited to see this on her posting. I have a baby quilt I want to make for my granddaughter & husband who are expecting their first child – its a boy. I was going to use the pinwheel pattern but if I can get those darn geese down I think this would make a great children’s quilt. Bella called this her wonky blocks for this pattern. What do you think, pinwheel or T block ?



7 thoughts on “December T Block – Quilt Along

  1. kathyreeves December 30, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    I love the T blocks, and the improvement between block 1 and 2 is incredible. You will get this with just a little more time. I remember my first piecing attempts were really off, and I had been sewing for years. Quilt piecing is a skill unto itself! You are doing great!

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    • nwpaintedlady December 30, 2018 / 3:21 pm

      Thank you Kathy for the encouragement. Bella has been great working with me in trying to figure out where I am going wrong/my trouble spots. I now know a specific mistake with those geese…anxious for my next attempt to see if I can improve. I too love the T blocks.

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  2. dezertsuz December 31, 2018 / 9:11 am

    T-Block, definitely! You learned a lot in making the first one, and one more will have you just where you want to be, I think. I don’t see anything wrong with using the second one, either. Did you check to see that your seam is a *scant* quarter inch? If you are drawing lines, then not right on the line but just to one side, making a slightly smaller seam – because the thread and folding over when you press takes up a little space – only a couple of threads, but on angles, it is enough. And I hate to say it, but Aurifil does make a difference, but probably any 60 wt. thread would, being a little skinnier. =) And pressing, too. Okay, you probably already know all that, but just in case, I thought I’d throw it in. Go with the T-block. =)

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    • dezertsuz December 31, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Oh, and Flying Geese? Two words. Eleanor Burns. Perfect every time. =)

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  3. nwpaintedlady December 31, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    Always appreciate all your insight and I must add I did NOT know all that. You gave me some great advice. In corresponding with Bella I have realized a few mistakes too. I have watched Eleanor Burns on Youtube for the geese. She helped on the 2nd attempt. Thank you always đŸ™‚


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