A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Euro Siblings Together Bee, Miss July

Siblings Together is a charity close to my heart as I've seen how important it is to keep in touch with your own brother(s) and/or sister(s) when you 're in foster care.

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.


  1. It never ceases to amaze me the many ways you can arrange squares and HSTs to get stars!

  2. I love this and I'm looking forward to making these blocks!

  3. Ooh, I like this - very fresh colours. A quilt full of them will be very cheery indeed!

  4. Wonderful. What a great tutorial. Thank you so much.
    Grit from Germany

  5. Great to see you back online, Betty :)

  6. If you need any more blocks Betty, let me know, it's a lovely block.