Sorry everyone that May didn’t quite happen. I know the Mama was very busy and she did try to send something out but it didn’t arrive with me and the others who were wondering. I’ve checked my junk because it always surprises how many legitimate emails get lodged there but it wasn’t lurking there although what was was the next mini block drive for ST which looks great fun.
No worries. I am the mama for June so I thought I’d send the blocks out a little earlier than usual so those who are raring to go can get stuck in.
Here are the blocks. They will be great for using up blue scrap strings.
In terms of fabrics you will need a bunch of blue strips around 1” – 3” wide. They can be solids or blue prints where the blue predominates. With each block can you please add a flash of red strip, preferably solid or reads as solid and red not pink or purple. And then to surround the block just a strip of bright white. I would love to have a minimum of three blocks please.
To make them, it’s improv all the way…
I used a 6.5” square ruler just to keep checking the strip square kept to 6.5”. Alternatively you could use paper and actually sew onto that as a foundation. Your choice. But what you do need to end up with is a 6 1/2 inch square block of blue strips with one red stripe somewhere in it. The strips can be straight or wonky again it’s up to you But I would like them, as mine have, go diagonally as opposed to straight up or across.
Here are some process shots
When you have your finished strip block, cut from bright white fabric, 2 strips 1.5” by 6.5” and 2 strips 1.5” by 8.5” and sew as the picture below. Please trim the final blocks to 8.5” square. Use a scant 1/4” seam with these outer white border strips. I speak from bitter experience …..
Any queries or issues don’t hesitate to get back in touch.