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Monday, 26 June 2017

Shoreline Baby Quilt

This quilt was bought specifically to make this quilt. The direction was to make a quilt that reflects the shallow water, sand beach and rocky shore. I think the fabrics capture the feel wonderfully. The quilt does not scream baby but I think the mom will love it.
I had a few problems while I was putting this on point. Never thought I was doing one side different than the other. Oh well, seam ripper and I got a work out. Next time I will sew all the rows together. Then add the setting triangles and only then sew it together.
I love this backing fabric. It doesn't show up in the pictures all that well but it is seagulls in blue and beige. Horrid colour in the picture but you can almost see the birds.
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Monday, 19 June 2017

I Won!

I won, I won, I won!

Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts drew my name and I won $25 to Fabric Please!

Fabulous service, my parcel arrived within days of ordering. And Rita added a surprise fat quarter. Very sweet of her. I didn't take a picture when it arrived but it was wrapped up with brown paper and string. My favorite things!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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.