Friday, 1 July 2016

Block of the Month (Both BoMs)

Today we will be doing both of the
Block of the Months in one post...

Lets start with the Beginner block of the Month for July
This month we only have one block to make...

Block #10 is also just as easy to make and was really quick to put together.

I wanted to show you how I join the edges of pattern pieces together.

I find the piece with the corresponding numbers and then only on one side do I cut off the "Glue Edge" piece. Then I use sellotape and stick the cut piece over the other glue edge side and line up everything. Done!

Once you have your pieces stuck together - if you use glue, then please wait for it to dry before sewing - and also - if using sellotape - don't iron on that portion. The tape is a bit** to get off your iron when it sticks to it.... 

Okay, once all is stuck and you've laid it out in front of you -
you can write onto the sections which colour you would like to go where and off you go.
Be sure to match up the edges of the small blocks and then the middle portion to the outer blocks.
Finished! Really quick too...

This is our un-finished 10.5" block. Ive turned mine to face this direction because I only had a small piece of the middle fabric and facing the other way would make the houses lie on their sides.
You understand....
I hope you enjoy sewing your block together too...

The pattern is Free for July
 You can find it in my Craftsy shop.

There is a BOM page button on the right of the blog where you will find all the block of the month information. On each of these I will add the pattern with quick links too.


 On to our second BOM block
Our "Wanderlust" more Intermediate block

 Our "Wanderlust" has taken us now to Egypt where we visit the Sphinx and Pyramids in Giza.

 This was something I've always wanted to go and see, but now, after doing a lot of photo research for the block, I've changed my mind...
Rather not say why....

 Our block was generously made for me by
Joan Wintergill of USA. Thanks so much, I really appreciate all the help.

The seams on the back of the block can be pressed open to eliminate any bulk that may occur.

 Here we have our finished 18" block - Just simply amazing! I love all those sandstone colours.

Hope you have just as much fun making this BOM block too.

The block is FREE for July and is available in my Craftsy shop.

The BOM information is in the button to the right of the blog where you can also find the BOM buttons if you would like to spread the word. 


Thanks for stopping by!


Zenia Rene said...

This is about as close as I'll ever come to Egypt. Joan's version is pretty fantastic! Thanks for the free pattern Janeen!

Sew Surprising said...

Another great addition to the world collective, Joan did a cracker job :)

KMTrott said...

Thank you Janeen, looking forward to getting home and caught up... I have three months of patterns to do, should keep me busy and out of trouble ;)