Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bee block # 2 Granny Squares

My turn to host the Bee Blocks, I have chosen the block "Granny Squares". Swappes please use this tutorial  here by Blue Elephant Stitches. I have sent out a pack with links, instructions, white and lots of little coloured squares in modern fabrics. Colours chosen are pink, aqua, orange, grey and purple, feel free to swap from your own stash, I know we all have excellent taste in fabric. Remember, no army green!
Step 1, trim all  squares to 2.5", each block needs 13 coloured squares and 12 white. I have not chosen any colour layouts,  just go with whatever looks nice to you. I do however suggest you remove all cats from the area or feed them first or prepare for sabotage.
 Step 2. Lay out your coloured squares again
 Step 3. Add the white squares, looking pretty
 Step 4. Keeping it real, note Muffin fed and asleep on the floor?
Step 5. Pin Pin Pin! Fabric squares made up from 100% quilters cotton, cheap fat flats, linen and blends so they sew together differently. Try to make your block seams match up but don't stress. 
Step 6. Ta dah! One finished, pressed and trimmed block. Please don't trim your block, I will do this when I add the sashings. I used spray starch to press my seams inwards so the coloured prints don't show through the white.
And a close up of Auntie Cookie. See my corners don't match up? Auntie cookie is on linen, I blame the linen.

Quilt will be our future picnic rug so I have added lots of cute prints to the selection, it's not an eye spy, more a modern character look. Can't wait till the blocks come back, I love the one I have made and have been admiring all the flickr ones too, great inspiration.


AJ said...

Cute block Adds! Looking forward to making a few for you!

Kylie said...

Can't wait to have a go! Very cute!!

Carmel Morris said...

Auntie Cookie and Saffron Craig! Likety Like