The original baby G quilt has been scrapped (don't worry, all the components can and will be salvaged). It has been taken off the Design Board and replaced. I headed to the link that Kay used and shared with me for the 10 minute block (link at the end of post) to see how it was done......
Yet again, I needed to get the measurements right so I made a scrap mock-up.....now excuse the colour combo....I tried but really I just grabbed bits of fabric from the scrap box.
Three seams.....that is all it takes. I found the 3rd seam a little tricky.....but once you get over the middle seam hump...it all works out (if you make this block, you will see what I mean). In the next picture, I just ironed the edges over for a cathedral window effect. I used 5" scrap blocks for this prototype.
When I had done that, I made the decision to CUT my fabrics. I am using the same birdie fabric that Kay used on hers (remember Kay......imitation is the greatest form of flattery!). I already had the co-ordinating blue and yellow and found the grey for the centre block last week. I hadn't intended using it for this fabric selection but I like how it looks.
Now I had a good basis to place my fussy cut little birdies. These squares are cut at 7", giving me a 4.5" square in the middle for the cathedral window.
Just pinned at the moment but you get the idea of how it will look.
Mmmm, I am liking this block much better.......by the way.....it may be called the 10 minute block but if your name is Cath and you are a bit ditsy.....it could be the 30 minute block.....that's right, I wasn't paying attention and got the fabric the wrong way round so had to unpick and start over. I will be more careful next time.
Too gorgeous!.....I am going to use the grey for a sashing in between the blocks as well.
Thanks Kay, for the inspiration and the link to Suzanne McNeil's YouTube Tutorial.
I am planning on making more of these blocks this week as well as finish off block 2 of A Country Tea Party and tracing the next block.
Oh, I also made one of these this weekend.....it is the 'tarted up' teatowel for the What's For Dinner Wednesday Giveaway...I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I you want to be in the draw for further giveaways, visit me at Cath@Home to link up. The fabric is "waste" from the little birdies fabric.
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