Hello fellow Bee Members!
I’m Erin, and I’m excited to show you the block I chose for June. First off, I thought I’d let you know a little bit more about me, as I’ve only been in Modern Quilters Ireland for a year. I’m currently a stay at home mom to twin 2.5 year old boys. They keep me very busy as you can imagine, and I only get a limited time at the sewing machine. My family and I moved to Ireland from Seattle, Washington last April to Cork for his work. It’s been a bit of an adjustment living here, especially with the difference in fabric availability!
I loved the different prints, the wonky star, everything about it! Perfect for using all the scraps! I found this tutorial for making the block:
Since the tutorial is sized for a 17.5 inch block, I did a little math to make it 12.5 inch size. Please make two 12.5 inch blocks, and keep each of your blocks one color.
Here’s what you’ll need to make each block:
• One 2.5 inch square white fabric. I used Kona white for my example.
• Scraps of Kona white to make star points, 8 scraps/block.
• Thirty five 2.5 inch squares of prints or solids with one color theme. Please keep to the ROYGBIV color scheme if possible. I used 11 different fabrics, 3-5 squares were cut from each fabric.
Trim off your colored fabric 1/4 inch from the seam line. Press white fabric open.
Layout your pieces to ensure correct placement when sewing rows together.
Sew your pieces together, alternating pressing directions per rows so it’s easier to nest seams.
Sew your rows together. I pressed my seams all in one direction here. It doesn’t matter which direction.
Your Finished Block!