Hello again - technology is driving me crazy today - I keep loosing what I've written and have to start again!!
Let's hope that I manage to complete this now - or I may have to go and lie down in a darkened room!!! or watch the tennis - I love watching Wimbledon - and the quality of the tennis has been amazing -even if some of the favourites have lost, my favourite is still playing, but even if he doesn't win it will have been a good year!!
So to continue where I left off last week - I've included all the dies and codes in case it will make it easier for you!
The following Bigz dies are used throughout this quilt, with the Big Shot machine -
657606 Square - 2 1/2" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657606/sizzix-bigz-die-square-2-1-2-finished-3-unfinished
657620 - Quarter square triangle 2 1/2" x 5" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657620/sizzix-bigz-l-die-triangle-3-1-8-h-x-5-1-2-w-unfinished
657610 - Half-square Triangles 2 1/2" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657610/sizzix-bigz-die-half-square-triangles-3-finished-square
657624 - Rectangle 2 1/2" x 5" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657624/sizzix-bigz-l-die-rectangle-2-1-2-x-5-finished-3-x-5-1-2-unfinished
657627 - Trapezoid 2 1/2" x 5" finished http://www.sizzix.co.uk/product/657627/sizzix-bigz-l-die-trapezoid-3-x-5-1-2-unfinished
I am trying to keep the instructions simple - so use the photo of each block as a guide throughout.
Block 8 Pinwheel
Blue fabric 7" square - cut 4 squares
Pink (and black print) - 8" x 11" - cut 4 squares and 4 half square triangles.
Join together the pink and white triangles.
Join 2 blue squares to 2 white squares and 2 blue squares to 2 pink squares.
Join 2 pink squares to 2 pink and white squares, and join 2 pink squares to 2 pink and white squares.
Lay the rectangles out to match the photo and join together to 4 rows.
Join the 4 rows together.
Block 9 Lotus Flower
White fabric - 16" x 8" - cut 2 squares, 6 half square triangles and 2 rectangles
Orange print - 8" x 4" - cut 1 square and 2 half square triangles
Blue print - 20" x 4" - cut 3 squares and 4 half square triangles
Join the orange triangles to 2 white triangles. Join 1 orange and white square to a white square and join the other to an orange square - join these all together to make a square.
Join the blue triangles to the white triangles.
You will need to look at the photo to see which way to join the blue and white squares to the remaining squares - 1 to a white square and 3 to blue squares - lay them out to make sure that they are correct before stitching.
Lay these pieces out with the white rectangles to create 3 squares - stitch together.
Join the 4 squares together.
Block 10 - Star
White fabric 24" x 8" - cut 8 half square triangles and 4 squares.
Orange print - cut 8 half square triangles and 4 squares.
Join 2 orange triangles to 2 white triangles.
Join 1 white square to 1 orange and white square, and 1 orange square to 1 orange and white square.
Join these together to create a square which is 1/4 of the complete block. Repeat 3 times and then join the 4 squares together to complete the block.
Block 11 Return of the Swallows
White fabric 16" square - cut 16 half square triangles
Green print and pink print - 16" x 8" of each fabric - and cut 8 half square triangles from each.
Join a white triangle to each of the pink and green triangles.
Join a pink/white square to a green/white square - repeat 7 times.
Join 2 pairs of squares together to make a square - repeat 3 times.
Lay the squares out so that the 'swallows' are spinning around as in the photo.
Join the squares together.
Block 12 - Steps
White fabric - 20" x 4" - cut 2 rectangles and 4 squares
Orange print and pink print fabrics - 7" square - cut 2 rectangles from each.
Join a white square to each end of a pink rectangle. Repeat once.
Join an orange and a white rectangle end on. Repeat once.
Join the rows together to match the photo.
Block 13 - Checkerboard
Pink/white print - 14" x 8" cut 8 squares
Pink/black print - 14" x 8" cut 8 squares
Join 4 squares together alternating the prints - repeat 3 times.
Join the rows together to create a checkerboard.
Block 14 - Windmill
White fabric and orange print - 12" x 7" of each fabric - cut 4 rectangles from each.
Join the orange and white rectangles together to make squares.
Join the 4 squares together to create the windmill.
Block 15 - Single Chain
White fabric - 24" x 8" cut 12 squares
Pink print - 8" square cut 4 squares
Join 3 white squares together and 1 pink, repeat once.
Join 2 white squares, 1 pink and 1 white, repeat once.
Lay the rows out to create the diagonal chain and join the rows together.
Block 16 - Quartered Log Cabin -
White fabric - 10" x 4" cut 1 rectangle and 1 square
Pink/white print - 4" square - cut 1 square
Blue/white print - 16" x 4" - cut 2 rectangles and 1 square
Pink/black print - 22" x 4" - cut 3 rectangles and 1 square
Join the white and pink squares, and join to the white rectangle to make a square.
Join a blue rectangle to the white rectangle.
Join the blue rectangle and blue square together and join to the side to create a square.
Join the pink/black square to a pink/black rectangle and add to the square.
Join the 2 remaining pink/black rectangles and add to the square to complete the block.
Well I think that was a good mix of blocks and we only have 4 blocks left for next week!!
It's now only 5 weeks until Festival of Quilts! at the moment the amount of work to prepare and complete before then is crazy!! the new bunting is almost complete and I think it's looking lovely. Then I need to make some new table runners, using some of our lovely new dies and pin cushions - and that's just for a start - the stand is going to look amazing and I'm beginning to get excited ( as long as I don't look at the pile of fabric still to be used, oh and did I mention the 400 plus project packs that have to be put together.
I think I need a cup of tea!