A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Block of the month September for ESTB

This year I'm kicking off in the Euro Siblings Together Bee!
All instructions for my block can be found here.
But as that block is all in green and cream and I'd like to receive them in whites and/or neutrals + light & dark (er) blues, here's my version of this 12" block

What you need:
4 light blue pieces of fabric measuring 3.5" x 6.5"
4 dark blue pieces of fabric measuring 3.5" x 6.5"
16 white/neutral 3.5" squares (of fabric)

Sew each square to a blue strip and not like me (above) just on one end ...
I was halfway here.
I have a special request: please sew twice:

  1. from corner to corner
  2. the other sewing line half an inch to the left or right, towards the bit you'll be cutting off. This will give you (or me) an extra 16 squares of 2" (1.5" finished).
Would you like to send them to me too?
Don't worry about their size: I have a fabulous Block-o-lock template of 2" and I will cut them all to size.

And I like watching/listening to my favorite quiz during (boring) work ...
(in case you're wondering, it's Pointless).

Please iron to the dark blue side but not to the light blue side. Otherwise the pieces will not nest together at the next sewing step:
dark blue: iron seam to the dark
light blue: iron to the white/neutral

Here I'm cutting that extra half square triangle off

Here they are all together: seems a pity to waste them even though they're small. If you'll send them all (192 squares0)to me I can either use them on the back or start on another Siblings Together quilt. 

And this is my block all sew together, finishing at 12.5" exactly!
The only thing to watch when sewing these together, is the placing of the blues so they'll match.

I'm not a fast sewer and it took me about 90 minutes to make this block (I have all sorts of distractions).

Hope you'll have fun making them.
I'm looking forward to receiving your blocks!


  1. Good thinking on the block, but you might want to mention that for the Bloc-Loc ruler to work, you need to press to the side. I don't, so the ruler is pretty much worthless to me. If you have people in your bee that do that too, you'll need to resort to regular trimming!

    1. Ohh there are very easy solutions - just don't iron the little HSTs before sending them - or iron that one time in your life to the side ...

    2. lol, im just cutting and sending Betty can burn her fingers instead of me !!! :)

  2. Yes Mam, blocks will soon be in process :)

  3. Hello Betty!

    Would you like one or two of these? Happy to send you the wee cut offs - you are braver than me to attempt putting them together!