Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February do.Good Stitches blocks

February is my next month as quilter for the Emerge Circle of do.Good Stitches, and gosh darn it, I wanted to do something cute and fun, so I decided to give into the strawberry block cuteness that's been floating around IG for a while.
The pink and red color scheme also seemed perfect for Valentine's, and it's a great scrappy block, so hopefully my bee mates will enjoy it. We are following this great tutorial by Skyberries Handmade, but I changed up the dimensions to make a larger block.
Bee mates, follow the Skyberries Handmade tutorial to make just one block (yay!) using the following dimensions instead of the dimensions in the tutorial:
17 - 3" squares
3 - 3.5" squares

2 - 3.5" squares from print A
2 - 3.5" squares from print B
2 - 3" squares from print C (or one 5.5 x 3" rectangle if you don't want to piece it)

4 - 3" squares
5 - 3.5" squares

Your final block will measure 13 x 18". Use a range of pink, red, or both prints for the berry
(no dull tones, please -- we want cheery strawberries!); white or low-volume prints for the background; and three different green prints for the leaves (prints A and B) and stem (print C).
Use the 3.5" squares to make your HSTs, which you will trim to 3" and then proceed with piecing. Please press your seams open. Have fun!

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