A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Euro Siblings Together Bee, Miss July

Siblings Together is a charity close to my heart as I've seen how important it is to keep in touch with your own brother(s) and/or sister(s) when you 're in foster care.

It's my turn this month in our Bee, thus Miss July, and I have had this block in mind for quite some time. (I thought I had all measurements right for I'd already made a block some time ago. It was probably too long ago because I had it wrong.)

Here's my block (with the correct measurements) :

Here's how I put it together. First I cut all my fabrics

and then I started sewing the 5" squares of neutrals + greens and neutrals + reds together.
Putting two 5" squares right sides together and sewing on the green lines, which is a quarter inch from the diagonal line. Here's a tutorial on YouTube if I'm not thorough enough.

Press the seam first and then iron the seam towards the dark side.

Square all of them up to 3.5" as shown (there's a 45 degree  line on your ruler too, use it).

Then I laid out my block to it can easily be sewn together in rows.


18" x 18"
I haven't got a clue where this block came from. I'd like to say I thought of it, but it's far more likely that I've seen it somewhere or something that looked like it. Perhaps it already has a name?
For now this one will get 11 siblings and then it'll go to the charity Siblings Together, based in London.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Rotterdam + a finished top

My best (lady) friend lives in the North of the Netherlands and works in Rotterdam, only a 250 km commute every day. That's why she has an appartment in Rotterdam, clever girl.
She's on holiday in Sweden at the moment and we could stay in her appartment; we chose to do so in a weekend.
There is so much to see in Rotterdam! I'm sorry but I'm only a country girl in a big city!

a beautiful mosque
(Essalam mosque)
a beautiful bridge
(Erasmus Bridge)
New land (reclaimed from the sea)  for a bigger Port of Rotterdam in a sandstorm
More about Rotterdam next time, now more about quilting!
I finished the top of my mums quilt, but now to the next question: how should I quilt it?? Help needed!

I just might quilt the CluckCluckSew flowers (here) or just straight lines (diagonally?) or circles?
Undecided as yet.
Have you got any ideas?

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