How are you doing so far? Anyone made any blocks? I've seen a few pop up on flickr, so I know I'm not completely alone over here.
I had a break from sewing to go to Houston for Quilt Market (as you know) but it's back to the grind stone again and we need to get this quilt moving along.
I still have about half of my A blocks to sew together, but if you feel like you want to give the B blocks a try and leave your others to one side for a while, then here's the instructions for block B....
First off you will need to select (for each block);
12 black squares*
8 blue squares*
29 mixed scrap squares
*or whatever colours you chose for your inside rings
Lay your squares out in the formation shown below;
Sew your rows together. It really helps if you can leave your block laid out next to your sewing machine. I use my cutting mat and just lift it onto a table next to me. That way I can grab a row and if I do happen to make a mistake it's solved quickly before I've finished the whole block.
Press your seams to alternating sides, so your seams butt together. Like in the picture below;
Sew your rows together to form one block. Give it a nice press and maybe a spray of starch.
Repeat to yield a total of 17 B blocks for the large size quilt or 13 B blocks for the smaller quilt.
Instructions for Block A can be found HERE
Fabric requirements/sizes etc etc are all HERE
Alternative Strip Piecing Method for Block B can be found HERE
Krista's anti voodoo chain piecing tute is HERE
Have you seen the scrap-along over at Jodi's blog? She's got some great ideas for using up those scraps. If you haven't been over already, go and take a peek.
Whilst you're in the scraptastic mood you may as well jump in with both feet, right?
Be sure to keep me posted on your progress. Email me with pics - I want to see how much more beautiful (or not) your scraps are. Remember, I LOVE ugly ones, so if you've got something hideous to show me, please do. It'd make my day.
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