I've spent ages trying to decide which block to ask for this month. Back in May I saw this quilt entered in the Bloggers Quilt Festival and I knew I had found the block I wanted! Thanks, Becky, for letting me share your beautiful quilt! But I am going for a slightly different colour scheme - these are the favourite colours of my Great Aunty Iris!
To make one block, you create four quarters:
- Four 6" squares in various purple fabrics
- Two strips of cream 1" by width of fabric (If you're using a fat quarter, you'll need four strips cut from the longest side, and if you're using scraps, 8 pieces 1" x 10.5". If you can cut from WOF, you can easily chain piece.
- A pile of scraps of pink and purple fabric 3.5" long and a variety of random widths between 1" and 2.5". The pile pictured below made up 8 quarters.
You now need to trim the ends of the rectangle to create a kind of arrow. If your ruler has a 45degree line this is pretty straightforward (if it doesn't use a piece of masking tape and a protractor to mark a 45degree line onto your ruler temporarily). Start by folding the rectangle in half lengthways (match up the seam line between the scrappy centre and the cream outline as the cream fabric is narrow enough to be a little bit stretchy).
|None of these fabrics are actually blue!|