Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Embroider This!! Part 2 (Seasonal Sampler)

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Sometimes the best way to get a planned project done...is to involve other people!  LOL  So THEY can make you truly commit to a project!

6 Months ago I had one of those surges of energy that came out of nowhere, put my head down and converted a graph paper sketch of a wall hanging into EQ7.   You can see that post here. The idea was to create a wall hanging design for some Machine Embroidered Block designs that I spent a weekend stitching out EONS ago!  I felt all KINDS of accomplished.

The intention was to take a BIG bin of fabrics to a "sew weekend" with my local guild, choose fabrics, cut them up, and stuff them into manageable bags to have a "grab and run" PIB (Project in Bag).   I mentioned my productivity at the January guild meeting and several asked if I would host a "Block of the Month" (BOM) with the group for my design.   Well SURE I said! They put me on the calendar to begin in May.

We have quilters of ALL skill sets in our group, so my simplistic graph paper cut outs probably weren't going to work for everyone.   So I spruced up the directions and began to share!  For those that might like to participate - here is Month 1!  If you want the instructions that I made for everyone on piecing them together, just shoot me a message!

2015 Seasonal Special Block Wall Hanging Series

Unit 1 (Make 2)
Finished Size is 10” x 10”
“Special Block” = 2x4 finished

a) You’ll need a total of (72) 1 ½” x 1 ½” squares (36 for each block). You could cut these from strips, scraps or you could also sew two strips together and cut two patch units to save time

b) You’ll need a total of (8) 2 ½” HST’s (Half Square Triangles) (4 for each block) . I used Thangles to do these. So easy and quick! You use the package that says 2” Finished. Cut 2 strips 2 ½” long, pin together, and sew on the lines. Cut and press!

c) You’ll need a total of (8) 2 ½” x 4 ½” Bricks (4 for each block). These can be cut from 2 ½” strips!

d) You’ll need a total of (4) 1 ½” x 4 ½” Bricks (2 for each block. These can be cut from 1 ½” strips!

e) This spot is for the SB1 (Special Block 1) Unit 2 ½” x 4 ½”

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