Sunday, 7 April 2013

Strictly Solids BOM April

Hello and Welcome to the Strictly Solids Block of the Month!

We are starting with a wonderful mix of HST, squares and rectangles to make the block below:

The block is 12.5 " finished.

Basic Instructions
  •              Be sure to read the instructions through before starting.
  •              All seams are ¼”unless stated.
  •              Placing fabrics right sides together will be indicated by RST in the pattern.

Cutting Instructions

Cut the shapes above from 3 solids fabric. 

Sewing Instructions
      Making HST

Using the 3” squares (a) match RST colour 1 to white and colour 2 to white. (b) draw line diagonally across one of the squares. (c) sew ¼” on either side of the central line. Cut the central line and trim the HST to 2.5” (d). Make the number of each set below:

1     Joining HST

Taking 8 of the colour 1 & white HSTs join them to form 4 flying geese blocks:

1    Constructing the block centre

     Take the 4.5” square colour 1, the 4 colour 3 rectangles and the 2 colour 2 HST and join in the following order, grey arrows first then green:

Add the outer border:

When pieced it looks like:

I hope you enjoy it!

Don't forget to post your blocks to the Flickr account so I can see your wonderful blocks!

I think I might make one with a Charcoal background.....

Ps How are the instructions? Been playing with a CAD drawing programme....can you tell?


  1. Hi Anna, looks good, I'll have a go next week (when school is back - yippee). Looks like you had fun with the CAD programme, Sarah x

    1. Great! I did, but loads of brushing up to do!

  2. I love the way this block looks! Red and white - you can never go wrong Anna!

    1. Thank you! I love the red/orange against the white!

  3. Looks great, I can't wait to have a go.