Tuesday, 11 November 2014

November BOM - The Poppy Block

Hi Everyone
 
In honour of Remembrance Day we will be once again making some lovely poppy blocks.
Very easy block to do so I hope everyone will join the fun.



 Here are a few photo's of some quilts we made from the BOM's we did last year.
 





 
These blocks turn out 8 1/2 " square.

We found this free pattern on Craftsy here is the link to the free patterns just scroll down to find the "Simple Pansy Block" if you want to download it...Craftsy Free Patterns

To make these blocks you will need the following fabric:

4 X 4 1/2 " Red Squares (Can be plain or patterned) (flower)

8 x 2 " Green squares (Can be plain or patterned) (background)

2 x 2" black circle (please use plain black) (centre)

iron on visoflex / fusiweb for the back of the 2" circle

( I have enough for 3 blocks cut here)

After you have cut your fabric... mark a diagonal sewing line along the back on the green squares.

Next pin two green squares to each red square and sew along both diagonal lines.



Once you have sewn all eight lines, you can then trim off the excess fabric leaving a 1/4" seam.  After trimming press the green back over so you once again have 4 x 4 1/2" blocks




Arrange the 4 blocks in the order they will be sewn and then sew the top two together (Row1), then the bottom two together (Row 2).  Once sewn press the seam on the top row (1) to the right and the bottom row (2) to the left.  Nest the two seams together in the centre and sew the two rows together to complete the block.



Using visoflex / fusiweb press onto black fabric and cut out a 2" inch circle for the centre.  Iron on and sew the circle to the block using a close zigzag satin stitch with black thread.
  Now you're done... Easy right.

This will be the last BOM for the year. So you can continue making these blocks til further notice.

As usual post all your BOM's to me

Caroline Gunn
PO Box 3079
ST MARYS SOUTH  NSW  2760

Happy Stitching

Caroline

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