Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Block of the Month - June 2016

Block of the Month - June 2016

This modern quilt block makes a stunning quilt...see the picture at the end of the tutorial.
It's an easy block to make as there are no triangles, just squares and rectangles.

I find the cold weather a great time to get in and sew a few blocks...sipping coffee...munching chocolate.  Some people like to listen to music but I prefer to sew while enjoying the quiet.  Whatever works for you, enjoy making these blocks and a HUGE THANK YOU to you.

After making the block, please don't trim off any fabric as extra fabric has been allowed so that all blocks can be trimmed to the same size before being joined to make a quilt top.  Uneven or raggedy edges don't matter ;-)

This is the block used in the following directions, however, the following block is the correct colours for you to make this month


The colours for this month are ROYAL BLUE, RED and YELLOW.  
Yes, that is a little different to the pictures and I do apologise for this.
Please use...
 ROYAL BLUE where I have used BLACK in the pictures
and YELLOW where I have used GOLDEN YELLOW in the pictures
The fabrics can be Bali Batiks, tone-on-tone prints or other printed designs with small amounts of other colours.  
The royal blue "shadow" could be a plain or patterned royal blue fabric.
I hope you enjoy making this block.

CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS

Cut one red rectangle 8 x 12 inch
Cut 2 yellow rectangles 2.5 x 17.5 inch
Cut 2 yellow rectangles 2.5 x 9.5 inch
Cut 2 yellow squares 2 x 2 inch
Cut 1 royal blue rectangle 2 x 8 inch
Cut 1 royal blue rectangle 2 x 10.5 inch

CONSTRUCTION OF BLOCK

PLEASE USE 1/4 INCH SEAM ALLOWANCES

Join a yellow square to each of the royal blue rectangles and press the seam allowances to the royal blue fabric


Join the long royal blue and yellow strip to the side of the red rectangle as shown and press seam allowances to the red fabric


Join the short royal blue and yellow strip to the lower edge of the red fabric with royal blue and yellow strip as shown and press seam allowances into the red fabric


Join the short yellow rectangles to the top and bottom of the block as shown and press seam allowances into the royal blue fabric


Join the long yellow strips to the block as shown and press seam allowances towards centre of the block

PLEASE DO NOT TIDY UP THE EDGES OR TRIM ANY FABRIC OFF THE BLOCK

THANK YOU for making the Block of the Month

...here isTHE FINISHED QUILT


Please send your blocks to

Caroline Gunn
PO Box 3079
St Mary’s South NSW 2760

Happy stitching this month!  

Until next time, Sandy.

Grab a PDF of this tutorial by clicking here
Thanks again Sandy, hugs Naomi 

2 comments:

  1. This is a lovely easy block and makes a real statement when put together I think?

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