Month 3 was the pineapple block.
So I was anxious to try the Pineapple Trim Tool by Creative Grids, a company that is already a favorite when it comes to rulers.
For Month 3, you make four blocks that finish at 10"(above) and 3 three blocks that finish at 8". I decided to try a little something different with the tan block, and so it looks more like rings, but it's an interesting variation.
This block is made with the Eleanor Burns flying geese ruler by Quilt in a Day. I'll say that I was skeptical to begin with. I often find that shortcuts in reality take nearly as long as the non-shortcut version. But I was willing to build some new skills, so I remained optimistic.
I'm happy to report that I was quite pleased with this specialty ruler. I would probably have hesitated to buy it without being part of the skill builder BOM but, as with the Pineapple Trim Tool, this is another ruler I'm happy to have in my sewing kit.
One of my geese insisted on being rebellious and flying in the opposite direction, but sometimes you just have to follow your own personal wind current.
You can find all the information for the Bella Skill Builder for Month 3 and Month 4, including videos and a list of the other quilters participating, on the Jolly Jabber blog. If you haven't begun yet but are interested, here is all the information you need. Also, if you see a ruler you want to try, they can all be found on the Fat Quarter Shop website in their notions section. Happy skill building. :)