Wednesday, 22 May 2013

May's block for quilt around the world.


Well May is here and the quilt block has arrived. The Queen of the Month posted late! You are meant to post one week before the beginning of the month... But she forgot it was her month to post. Never mind here we are.
This month we have been asked to do a block called "Garden Fence"
 the colours are any shades of purple, and shades of green with accents of whites and solid white.
I have the pattern and now I just need to convert it over to hand sewing. The pattern is for machine sewing so it has the seam allowance already added, but for hand sewing quilt blocks you have to draw the shapes required on to card minus the seam allowance.
 Basically I am turning the machine pattern into American block piecing pattern, you could turn it into English piecing but that would take a little longer,with lots of paper.
 Now for the cutting out.
Now we can assemble

This was so easy to put together, the quilt is going to look great. This block is going to be sent to America and June's quilt block is going to Australia.
Well I am off to bake cakes now, I am making rock buns (two types) and banana cake.
Thanks for stopping by..... see you soon.............
keep sewing and baking !!!!!!!!
Remember every day is cake day !!!!!!!!!!!


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