The day started well with deliveries of Summersville by Lucie Summers and…
|Layer cake of Summersville!!|
Tula Pink‘s book! I pre-ordered this book in December so was not impressed when I didn’t receive it when it was released. I gave up waiting in the end and re-ordered it from elsewhere. I’m a happy bunny now 🙂
|Tula Pink’s book|
After browsing through the book and petting the fabric I thought I’d tackle a Tile block. I’ve re-coloured the original block so that it corresponds with the fabrics I used.
|Adaptation of the Tile block|
It’s a super easy block to make, hooray! I supersized this so the finished block will be turned into an 18″ cushion. All you need is 9 – 6 1/2″ squares and 6 – 4″ squares.
|Ruby Star and Echino 🙂|
I’ve used Ruby Star Rising, Ruby Star Shining and Echino to create this very funky cushion top. I think I’ll hand quilt this one 🙂 I’ve taken a few process shots for Catherine and anyone else who might be interested in how I made the block up. The blocks represented by brown in the diagram are essentially flying geese blocks. I marked points half way along 3 sides then joined them up to create the lines to cut on.
I cut all the 4″ squares into 2 right angled HSTs to make the flying geese. I’m sure there are more clever and accurate ways of doing this but this is what worked for me. I lined the long edge of the HST up with one of the angled edges of the brown block making sure I had little ears either side like below.
|Don’t forget the little dog ears 🙂|
Sew a 1/4″ inch seam then press open.
Repeat on the opposite side to complete the unit. I trimmed the finished blocks as necessary to 6 1/2″ square.
|Repeat to complete the unit.|
I pressed all the seams open to try and cut down on some the bulkiness. There are four units like this with different rotations as shown in the block diagram.
|Finished geese unit|
For the central unit the process is exactly the same except all four sides will have HSTs sewn to them to create the finished 6 1/2″ unit.
The rest is self-explanatory really 🙂 If you have any questions Catherine just drop me a line and I’ll help if I can. I love, love, love the finished block!!! When I have more time I definitely see a quilt using this block in my future! Catch you soon x