April Block of the Month: Darra’s New Sample Block with Alex Anderson’s “Leila Rose” Collection

The Easter eggs have been found and the tax returns are filed (?), so it’s time for the April block of the month. Darra has created a masterpiece using fabrics from the Leila Rose collection by Alex Anderson for P&B Textiles. It’s a charming line in soft, fresh colors featuring floral prints, stripes, paisleys and a punch of color in the polka dots. Here’s a look at a sampling of the yummy fabrics in the collection:

Some of the beautiful fabrics from the Leila Rose collection.

Here’s Darra’s April block made exclusively with Leila Rose fabrics:

Darra's April block.

And here are my two blocks for April:

Made mostly from Kathy Davis' Happiness.
Made with my favorite gray/citron palette.

Isn’t it interesting how different our blocks look based on where we choose to place our fabrics (especially the accent colors)? They don’t even look like the same pattern – fascinating! Click here to download the instruction sheet for the April block. And if you’re new to the project, the instruction sheets for the January-March blocks and the setting diagram can be found in our Pattern Library. It’s not too late to join the party!

Lastly, thanks to everyone who shared their “favorites” in our fabric selection challenge. Congratulations to Susan! Your entry was selected via random drawing as the giveaway winner from our April 3rd group post.

Happy Spring!


3 thoughts on “April Block of the Month: Darra’s New Sample Block with Alex Anderson’s “Leila Rose” Collection

  1. it is so much fun waiting to see the next block and even more fun to see the different fabrics used. the seehowwesew group are so inspiring! just what i need to keep me inspired. THANKS!


  2. Christie, I love the gray citron fabrics you used in the April block. What is the name/manufacturer of the collection….I may have to copy this!! Pat


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