Friday, 28 April 2017

Modern Irish Bee!

Oops I forgot to post Aprils instructions on the blog!  Those of us in the Bee have been making the Carpenters Star for Gerardine in red & white according to these instructions by Cherie if you are following along!

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To make up for the oopsie and as its a Bank Holiday weekend and some might like to get a head start I’m posting Aril late and May early today! 

This month’s block choice is from Genevieve and she has chosen a type of chain block that looks like fun to make.  Would be a perfect block to keep in mind for using up scraps at some stage too and I think its a lovely choice for a bee block!

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To make this block you will need :
No half-square triangles or flying geese!! Only 3 inch squares

Overall blue theme– can use small print
Colour Cut one strip (Or shorter strips in multiple of 3”) Cut long strips into 3” squares
Very light blue or white 3” wide by 24” long 8
Mid-blue 3” wide by 57” long 19
Dark blue/navy 3” wide by 66” long 22


Put together with ¼ inch seams. Seven 32 squares across, row by row then join rows.
Press seams open.

Block size around 18 inches un-finished.  17.5” finished when pieced into your quilt.

Happy May Bank Holiday Weekend!