Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Cherish @ DO. good stitches

My First Tutorial ... Eekk hope I get this right! 

May is my month to co-ordinate the Cherish circle of Do Good Stitches here in Australia.

This is the block I have chosen for the Charity Quilt(s) for May.
I am asking my Bee members to make one block in Pink and one in Blue - 
both suitable for infants (but with NO novelty prints). I will be making the blocks into
 two smaller quilts  to be donated to a Charity in Melbourne. More on that later.

(If somebody knows the name of this block please let me know)
OK Here we go.

This block is great to use up scraps, especially if you have some Jelly Roll
strips laying around.

Cutting requirements
From each of 4 different fabrics cut 
4 - 2.5"  squares
2 - 4.5" x 2.5" rectangles

From White Solid cut 20 x 2.5" squares

 take 16 of your 2.5" squares and draw a diagonal line down the middle.
Use a pencil or erasable pen as we don't want to see it through the white.

lay right sides together and sew along the line

trim 1/4" from the stitched line

(You can save these off-cuts if you like and make some smaller HST)
Bee Members - this is the "Scrap Block" I have referred to on Flickr.


You can make this "scrap block" and include them in the back of your quilt
if you like or even put them towards a border :o)

Back to the block.

Press seams open.  They should measure 2.5" square.
Trim if necessary.

Layout as pictured

 Sew your rows together

Ta-da, you have 1/4 of your block.
Repeat to make all 4 

Can the Cherish Bee Members please stop here and post as is to allow
for even placement of color value within our quilts. Thank you ladies :o)

Once you have your 4 units, sew them together and press.
You will now have a 12.5" block.

Hugs, Sharon


  1. wow Shaz this is excellant well done you wouldnt think that this is your 1st tutorial,your blocks are very pretty.xx

  2. That is so cool and will be lovely as a quilt.... the tut is great - always lovely to have pictures....
    PS did you know that if you use 2 7/8 squares and draw a line in the centre and sew on either side you will 2 x 2 1/2" HST's and no scraps......

  3. Wow, what an effective block.
    Good tutorial too Sharon.

  4. Congratulations...you've done really well.

  5. Lovely block and your tut was great.

  6. Congratulations on your first block tutorial! Its a beauty! I look forward to knowing more about the charity...If you need more blocks or a space comes up in your group, I'd love to join in!

  7. the quilt looks great the block placement makes a great effect.......

  8. It looks great Sharon, well done.

  9. Excellent tutorial,and a beautiful block.xx

  10. Sharon this tutorial is excellent. Love the blocks you created. Together the quilt is fabulous. Well done.

  11. Nice job on your first tutorial. :D And such a pleasing block. too.

  12. Looks like a lovely clear tutorial! I'll look forward to giving this a go next month :-)

  13. Great block...might have to give it a go!

  14. I'll remember THIS block Sharon... it's wonderful. Love it all together in a small quilt. Thanks for sharing and GOOD LUCK with the charity quilt! :)

  15. Great tute and lovely block! The colour combo is just gorgeous.

  16. Great tutorial and the block looks lovely, makes a pretty quilt, hugs

  17. Brilliant first tutorial! Love how the block looks as a quilt. It's going on my 'to do' list. Thanks.

  18. Fantastic Sharon - love the block & your tutorial is clear with great pics. I like the offcuts too which would look great in the border. On my 'to do' list! xx

  19. What a pretty block!!!! 💕💞💕 on my list of things to do!


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