I fell a little behind on my sewing in May and didn't complete my Quilt Block for the swap over at Craftmad until first week in June. We had to swap a Clay's Choice block and we are using traditional coloured Christmas fabrics this year. This is a first for me to ad the oblong shape into a block. With the instructions so very easy. I always thought when I saw these shapes in blocks that they were actually cut to that shape and sewn in ........ wrong! To make this shape you start with a rectangle and sew to small squares on diagonals to the top of the rectangle, trim and fold back.....tadah! a wonderful shape is formed.
Now this one I am definitely on time just have to get them in the mail now. This is the June block for the Craftmad swap and we had to sew a Cluster of Stars block. Another new technique......making 'Flying Geese' sections. They are the ones in the middle on the outside edge. Same as above you start with a rectangle and sew two small squares but on a different diagonal to create this shape.
I had run out of christmas fabric and happened to mention this one visit to my Mums. Mum rummaged through her collection and happily passed on what she had....reducing her stash. :-) The outside red fabric on this block actually had a sticker on it for 20c....it would have been at least a metre square. Bargain.
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