Sunday, September 7, 2014
One Block Wonder #2
I am liking this Spring-like weather. But knowing Auckland, it will back to rain later in the week. And I am liking the arctotis flowers that grow like weeds year round on the sunny side of my house. I hope they might grow out right over the lawn and then I will never have to mow it!
And I love the fabrics in this quilt. The green spot, the background and the animals feel like linen. The green spot is by Echino (I have it hoarded in other colours) and the animals are by Kokka. I did google mustaherukka, and apparently it's the Finnish word for blackberry.
Now if you fancy making your own giant star, the measurements I use are below.
Cut eight - 8 7/8" x 8 7/8" squares from the two prints. (In my case the yellow and the green spot of which I had about half a metre each).
Cut 12 - 8 7/8" x 8 7/8" squares from the background fabric.
Cut 4 - 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" squares from the background fabric for the four corners of the quilt. (I used closer to one metre of the background fabric).
Cut one large centre square 16 1/2" x 16 1/2".
From there I made a series of half square triangles from the prints and background. You need 12 blocks that look this this:
And 12 that look like this:
And four that look like this:
From there I would just follow the photo above. I put the quilt together in horizontal rows and sewed them together as I went. It's not rocket science. It's more like a jigsaw. One that should net be left on the floor for the cat to play with!