Thursday, 30 June 2016

Block of the Month - July 2016

NOUGHTS and CROSSES




I have two blocks for you to make this month...a bit of fun! 
Scroll to the end of this post and see what gorgeous quilts your blocks will make
The colours are MAROON and GOLD
Jan-Maree, our fearless leader, tells me these represent many sports teams including State of Origin.  I have to admit I am not a sports person and am unaware of team colours and so need her guidance with the colour choices
Fabrics can be plain colour, tone-on-tone prints, small all-over prints, medium size all-over prints, Bali prints or batiks...just about anything that is obviously maroon or gold.  
Use the colours in the positions shown above
Please use 100% cotton fabric
The seam allowance for the construction is 1/4inch

THANK YOU 

so much for contributing to Block of the Month so that many, many quilts 
can be made for Aussie Heroes

To make the two blocks pictured above...
Cut strips of maroon fabric totalling about 60 inches long and exactly 7 inches wide
Then cut eight 7 inch squares from the maroon strips


Cut strips of gold fabric totalling about 60 inches long and exactly 3.5 inches wide
Then cut sixteen 3.5 inch squares from the gold strips


On the wrong side of the fabric, draw a diagonal line from corner to corner of each gold square so that it can easily be seen when sewing - see the gold square below.
With right sides of fabric together, pin 2 gold fabric squares to opposite corners of a maroon square as in the picture below.  Place pins on BOTH SIDES of the drawn lines so they don't have to be removed while sewing.


Sew along the drawn lines on each gold square through both layers of fabric.

Cut approx. 1/4inch from the row of stitching, as shown in the picture, removing the excess fabric.
Note - these pairs of triangles could be sewn together along the diagonal line, to make squares for another project.


Press the triangles out to the corners to make eight squares as shown below.

NOUGHTS
Step 1 - Assemble four squares as shown below
Step 2 - Join two together to make half a block and then repeat for the half of the block.  Press seams    to one side
Step 3 - Join the two half blocks together to make the finished NOUGHTS block.  Press seams to one side.
                                      Step 1                     Step 2                  Step 3  

CROSSES
Step 1 - Assemble four squares as shown below 
Step 2 - Join two together to make half a block and then repeat for the half of the block.  Press seams    to one side
Step 3 - Join the two half blocks together to make the finished CROSS block.  Press seams to one side.

Please don't join the two blocks together!

Please don't trim the blocks as those who sew them together will do that to make all the blocks fit together.


Send your finished blocks to
Caroline Gunn
PO Box 3079
St Mary’s South NSW 2760

Here are the quilts that can be made from your blocks.  Aren't they gorgeous!






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










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