Thursday, 3 December 2015

Block of the Month - December 2015

Hi all.  Time for another BOM.  I was really tempted to do the star again as it is December, the month of Christmas but I thought that was maybe a bit cliched.  So I looked for another option and came up with a simple block.  Hope you like it.  

COLOURS

For colour inspiration this month I am going to choose from football team combinations.  I chose brown and yellow, not because I am a Hawthorn fan but because we have several Hawthorn requests on the list.  Other options that are useful are.....

Purple and yellow - Melbourne Storm,

Red and White - Sydney Swans, can also be turned into Western Bulldogs, St George and even the Roosters if you add another colour when making up the quilt.

Blue and yellow - covers Parramatta Eels, and the Eagles 

and the perennial favourite...

Green and Gold which generally says Australia but also the colours for the Wallabies. 

Please just stick to these colour combinations as these are what I have requests for.


I am calling it Criss Cross because I don't know what it is called and that seems appropriate.  

It is simple enough so I hope you enjoy it.  

Start by cutting one strip 8 1/2 inches wide of width of fabric in one colour. 

Take your contrast colour and cut two 2 1/2 inche wide strips by width of fabric.


Take your wide piece, in my case the brown piece, and cut a 2 1/2 inch strip on the long side.



Don't forget to use your quarter inch foot to make sure your seams are accurate.


You will end up with a piece like this.. and a yellow strip left over.   Cross cut this long strip into 8 1/2 inch lengths.  I forgot to take a photo of this step but it should be self explanatory. 


 From each brown and yellow rectangle cut a 2 1/2 inch strip off one side like this...


You are now going to take your extra yellow strip and stitch it into the block like this.


This is what they look like when they are finished.  I ended up with four blocks.  


When you have finished your blocks or block please send then to CAROLINE (Not me!! please)

Caroline Gunn
PO box 3079
St Mary's South   NSW   2760

Till next time..................keep spreading the word and happy stitching!
Jan-Maree  xx

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