Monday, July 19, 2010

August Blocks


I decided to switch things up a little bit for August.  Rather than have everyone make 1 type of block, I have picked a bunch of blocks and have given each of you 2 different blocks.  Confused, yet?

Each of you will get white fabric and enough Garden Glam fabric to make 2 blocks.  I didn't even look when I put the blocks in the envelopes so I can't tell you who got what.

The different blocks are:
  1. The Zig Zag 
  2. Flying Geese
  3. String Block
  4. Hexagons
  5. Eight Pointed Star
  6. Stacked Block
  7. Trapezoids
  8. Stashbuster Block #2

Gosh, I hope I didn't forget any ...

I have included all the instructions for your blocks with your fabric so you know which ones to do but there are online tutorials for all of them - thanks to the Sometimes Crafter and Little Miss Shabby.

The only one I changed up a bit was the hexagons because I was worried about running out of fabric.  Instead of 2" hexagons, I sent 1" hexagons templates and enough fabric to make up a 12.5" block.  I did up all of my hexagons this weekend and thought that maybe the 1" is asking too much.  If you get the hexes and want to do the smaller ones, go for it.  But, if you don't want to go to the trouble of the 1" hexes, if you want, you can download 2" templates and make those.  I am not sure if there is enough fabric for the 2" but make what you can and send them back and I can always make more and put them together.

Please keep your scraps if you want.  I am using all the fabric from one line (Garden Glam) so please don't add your own.

Each block should end up being 12.5".  I am going to sash the whole thing in white so that I can tell who did what.

Hopefully, I have made things clear but if not, just let me know.

Thanks so much!

L xo


  1. Great Leanne! Love the variety! I rec'd my fabric yesterday. You also have me doing the squares within a square block (sometimes crafter) just in case you want to add that to the list! ;-)

  2. LOVE the fabrics Leanne! My package arrived today! How fast is that from Canada to the UK!

  3. I can't wait to find out which block I get! The fabric looks wonderful - white sashing will be perfect!