Unbelievably, we're just a few hours away from November and it's my turn to chop up all the fabric and sew all the blocks together for Siblings Together.
I received from Moda some lovely Mimi...
...and then spent a while deliberating what block to actually do. I've always liked the x&+ block and thought it would be fun to ask everyone to make one giant block that will be 20" when finished.
I'm not going to do a tutorial as there is already a fabulous one over at Badskirt
so instead I'm going to give you the details here for turning it into a giant block which will measure 20.5" before joining. And I've been trying to channel my inner Lynne
by playing with Touchdraw in an attempt to give you clear & pretty pictures!
To make this block you will need to cut.....
|Cutting instruction for a 20" x&+ block by fabricandflowersuk|
And then join them together following the tutorial
(although here's a pic because I got a little carried away in touchdraw!)
|Putting the giant x&+ block together by fabricandflowersuk|
Being a bigger block, one thing I found helpful was using a pin to match the diagonal seams of the cross corners - particularly when joining the central strip to the two outer strips - as a little difference at one end can be quite a big difference by the time you get to the end of the strip (I may be talking from experience here....!!!!)
And here's my November Bee Block - isn't the Mimi gorgeous?!
|Giant x&+ block by fabricandflowersuk|
I can't wait to get all the blocks back and hope you have fun making it!
Todays sky ● overcast and miserable. Meh!
Labels: patchwork quilting, sewing, siblings together, tutorials