Summer Moon - Month 1 Block 1 - Album Block 

Hello there! The first block we are sewing is the Album block. This is a traditional block that is easy to sew despite having quite a few pieces. 

Use the instructions in the book to cut the block in each of the three sizes. (Note that you will have some leftover pieces (mentioned on page 9), so don't panic as you lay out your block that you are missing something! :) 

I worked on one block at a time and pieced my diagonal strips/rows. 

And then sewed the rows together. The book directions call for pressing away from the center strip. I used a bit of Flatter spray once I finished piecing it. 

You'll trim each block to a different size (small, medium and large) so be sure to reference the book for that. I used a line on my ruler to help me keep the design centered while trimming.

Once you have trimmed your block, be sure to handle it carefully, as there are now lots of bias edges on the sides. :) 

See you next week with our next block!