Tuesday, 3 April 2018

BLOCK OF THE MONTH April 2018


GREEN & GOLD 'AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE'  BLOCK


In this month when we commemorate ANZAC, we're making 
Blocks of the Month using our National colours.  

Our Aussie Heroes often ask for these colours, or something typically Australian 
and these blocks on their own or in conjunction with the Aussie Diamond Blocks 
from December/January, will make beautiful Australian theme Quilts.
They will also work well for Quilts for Recipients who ask for the Wallabies 
to be represented on their Quilts.  

Please be guided by the Wallabies' Team colours in choosing your fabrics.
Tone-on-tone prints can be used.
Plains can be used.
Other prints that add interest and texture but don't introduce 
another dominant colour, are also suitable.

Please don't use lemon or very bright yellow or limey yellow.
Please don't use lime green or "bright" green.

The Wallabies

These are some of the Quilt Designs that can be created, using these blocks.






Please remember...
Use 100% cotton fabrics
Use 1/4 inch seam in block construction
Do not trim off any uneven edges as every block will 
be trimmed to make it the size required for each quilt design

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN BOM

Let's get going...

CUTTING OUT THE BLOCK

I started by cutting two green strips 2 3/4 inch wide across the fabric from selvedge to selvedge, 
then laid one on the other and cut the following lengths, 

9 1/2 inch        7 1/4 inch       5 inch
resulting in two pieces of each size

I then cut five 2 3/4 inch squares


I then cut a strip of gold fabric 2 3/4 inch wide 
I cut ten 2 3/4 inch squares from the strip

CONSTRUCTING THE BLOCK

Set aside three of the green squares and two of the gold squares

Draw a diagonal line across each of the other 8 gold squares on the wrong side of the fabric


Position a gold square onto the end of each green strip of fabric, with right sides of fabric together.  The gold and green squares will fit neatly together.
Be sure to position the diagonal line as shown in the picture.
Pin as shown.
Sew along each pencil line.


Position ruler with the quarter inch line ON THE SEAM and cut off the small triangles as shown in the picture and discard.




Press all seam allowances to one side.

LAY OUT THE BLOCK

Use the following picture to lay out the block before sewing together.
Make five rows by joining the rectangles and squares that make up a row.
Press all seam allowances to one side.



Lastly, join each of the rows together and press the seam allowances to one side.

And there it is, our 'Aussie, Aussie, Aussie' block.


Please send your finished blocks to

Sandy Corry
9 Wendouree Court
North Boambee Valley   NSW   2450

remember to include your email address and I'll advise you when your blocks arrive

THANK YOU
for being a part of this great adventure and being a part of the Team that makes 
quilts for our deployed Aussie Heroes, according to their individual Requests.

The Coffs Harbour Sewing Team love making these quilts, using your blocks,
showing our Heroes that we thank them for their Service and that 
we respect and honour them.

PDF version of the block can be found HERE











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