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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Good News

First I would like to tell you the good news. The blue tits have decided they like where I have moved their nest site, out of Bilbo's reach on top of the table, and are busy coming and going. I can't tell you how pleased I was. I had a smile on my face all day thinking about it.

Now for block two of the little BOM I am doing

Block 2
Block 2

2 Churn Dash Blocks finished size 3 1/2 “square.

Back ground cut 2 x 1 7/8”   squares    A          
                        cut 4  1”x 1 1/2” oblongs   D
                        cut 1  1 7/8”  square

Coloured Fabric cut 2   1 7/8” square  B
                            cut 4   1” x 1 1/2” oblongs  E

Make Churn Dash Blocks

Take both the A squares and on the wrong side of the fabric draw a line diagonally from corner to corner.
Place one of the A squares right sides together with one of the B squares, and machine stitch 1/4” each side of the drawn line, cut in half on the drawn line to give two half square triangles.
Press open . Repeat to give you four HST blocks.

Join D and E oblongs together, press open
Repeat to give you four squares
Repeat to make second Block
Using picture as a guide assemble two blocks.

Middle Block cut from background fabric a rectangle
3 1/2” x 2 1/2” and trace the bird on the branch stitchery on to it, stitch in your own colour way, and join to the two Churn Dash Blocks.
Now stitch this block to Block 1.......

The churn dash make 1 more and reverse the little bird on the branch and keep, they will be used later.... finished for this month...Doti..

diagram showing how to stitch block together.
Remember to reverse the little bird when you make your second block, which will be used later.

Your two Blocks should now look like this, hope you are liking it.

This is sneaky peek at part of block five. I know his little knee is going the wrong way but I thought he looked good so left it, very nonchalant don't you think?

We were at the Bee this week and I just had to show you this lovely lap quilt Maggie had made. It's going to be a donation prize. Love the colours.

 Me, I am still plodding on with my hand quilting, only 4 more blocks to do now and then the binding. Oh! joy the best bit about making a quilt.

Keep safe and keep stitching......Doti..

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