It's my turn this month in our Bee, thus Miss July, and I have had this block in mind for quite some time. (I thought I had all measurements right for I'd already made a block some time ago. It was probably too long ago because I had it wrong.)
Here's my block (with the correct measurements) :
Here's how I put it together. First I cut all my fabrics
and then I started sewing the 5" squares of neutrals + greens and neutrals + reds together.
Putting two 5" squares right sides together and sewing on the green lines, which is a quarter inch from the diagonal line. Here's a tutorial on YouTube if I'm not thorough enough.
Press the seam first and then iron the seam towards the dark side.
Square all of them up to 3.5" as shown (there's a 45 degree line on your ruler too, use it).
Then I laid out my block to it can easily be sewn together in rows.
|18" x 18"|
I haven't got a clue where this block came from. I'd like to say I thought of it, but it's far more likely that I've seen it somewhere or something that looked like it. Perhaps it already has a name?
For now this one will get 11 siblings and then it'll go to the charity Siblings Together, based in London.