As there was no specific tutorial to link to I decided to make a quick one for the Cherish Circle stitchers. And then I thought that you guys might like to share it too.
I have asked them to choose 4 prints (or throw in the odd solid) for each block in turquoise, green or blue, on a white background.
A = 2.5 x 2.5 inches
B = 2.5 x 1.5 inches
C = 4.5 x 4.5 inches
D = 4.5 x 2.5 inches
You will need to cut:
8 x A in white
8 x B in white
8 x B in colour (2 of each print)
1 x C in white
4 x D in white
4 x D in colour (1 in each print)
I am really sorry about these photos! I was doing this at night so the light wasn’t very good and my iron had just broken – hence the very crumpled fabric!
I pieced the block in strips, but first I chain pieced together B’s to B’s, in row 1 and row 5, and B’s to A’s in the middle row. Hopefully you can see this in the photo above.
Then I pieced the 5 rows, and finally pieced these rows in to one block (top photo).
It should end up at 12.5 inches, however, despite using a 1/4 inch seam foot on my machine, my blocks always end up a wee bit smaller! The thing I like about this design is that this won’t matter when I am piecing the blocks as the crosses are ‘floating’. Perfect for a Bee block!
I thought you might also like to see some of the recent Cherish Circle blocks I have completed.
This month was all about orange, aqua and greys, but we had a free hand to do whatever we wanted!
I will take any chance to practice a bit of embroidery at the moment!
More grey mixed with pink and red, and all we had to do this month was include hearts. some of the group made stunning pieced heart blocks,
But I took the easy option and hand appliqued all mine.
And this was last month’s HST practice project! This is going to be such a gorgeous quilt, well they all are. I can’t wait to see the finished quilts and all the Far Across the Sea blocks I get sent!