Thursday, 21 March 2013

Light and shadows block

It's official - it's Spring! well at least according to the date - let's hope the weather will catch up sometime soon!
So this week I've chosen to make the block 'Light and Shadows'
I've looked back at the fabrics I've already used and have tried to keep a balance so that I am using different ones from my collection.

For this block you will need enough dark fabric to cut - 5 x  2 1/2" squares and 2 x 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles.
From medium fabric you need to be able to cut 2 x 2 1/2" squares and 2 x 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles.
Finally a small piece of light fabric to cut 1 x 2 1/2" square.
Using die 657607 and the Big Shot machine cut 5 dark, 2 medium and 1 light squares.
With die 657605 cut 2 rectangles from each of the dark and medium fabrics using
the Big Shot machine.

Join a dark and a medium square to each end of a dark rectangle

Join 2 dark squares to either end of a dark rectangle
Join 2 dark squares to a medium and a light square
Join the 2 sets of squares together,
and then join a medium and a dark rectangle - see photo below

Finally lay all the pieces out, see below
and then join them to complete the block
I'm running workshops at the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC this week - today until Sunday - if you're visiting the show do come by and join in or jsut say Hello.
Hope to see you there.
Next week I'll be working with applique flowers - just in time for Easter.
Have a lovely week.

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