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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Rolling Stone - a very short tutorial

Hello Bee Mates! Greeting from sunny Roberts Creek. Not hot but sunny. We will take it!

My block this month is the rolling stone. It is for my daughters wedding and her colours are indigo and merlot.

I was asked for the colour placement so made up a little tutorial. My first ever so ...

Cut the following for each 12.5 inch block:

White: 4 at 2.5 x 4.5, 4 at 3 3/8 square
Merlot: 1 at 4.5 inches square, 2 at 3 3/8 square (cut in half diagonally)
Indigo: 4 at 25 x 4.5, 6 at 3 3/8 square (cut in half diagonally)
Take each of the white squares and fold in half to get the centre. Line up the red triangle so the point is on the mid line of the white square. Sew all four red triangles to the white squares. Do this 4 times. This is great to chain piece.
Add a blue triangle to the opposite side of the square. Do this 4 times.
Fold the white square in half in the other direction to line up the other two sides.
Iron and trim to 4.5 inches. Centre the white corners on the lines of the cutting mat and trim to 1/4 inch over all around to get a 4.5 inch block.

Sew a white rectangle to a indigo rectangle. Do this 4 times. Assemble the block as below. Hope this is clear.


  1. Gorgeous fabrics! Come link up with us at Mama Sparks World too. There might just be a giveaway. tell her Kathy S. sent you.

  2. You make it look so easy! Love your choice of fabrics too - thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

  3. Hi Pam,
    I love the fabrics you choose for this block. The Rolling Stone quilt will be beautiful when it is complete. When is the wedding? I look forward to seeing it all finished. ~smile~

  4. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this quilt! Would you please do step by step instructions? Pretty please.

    Gretta Hewson
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