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February's BOM

Iminei

February's BOM
« on: February 01, 2018, 12:02:03 PM »

Wow!! That was quick!!!

January is done

and we have a super quick, super easy

Star block

for

February's BOM ....

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aBd873pEve96LXj52

Perfect for beginners and if you chose the Big Star version,
you get a lorra lorra bang for your buck!

Ive shown two sizes but I imagine theres someone out there who can add Teeny Star to the mix!



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Lowena

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 12:37:26 PM »
One of my favourite blocks, I have some cushions I made using it :) I didn't make it like that though  -<
Is starch something helpful to have....I've never used it?
« Last Edit: February 01, 2018, 12:40:30 PM by Lowena »
Triumph of hope over experience :D

supergran

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 18:32:57 PM »
Logically, you'd think that cutting the squares to half size would make the block half size as well, wouldn't you? :[
The trimmed small HST's measured 3 inches though and needed to be 3 1/2 inches to make a 12 inch block. I've had a little experiment and if you cut the squares 6 inches rather than 5, the HST's come out at something like 3 3/4 so can be trimmed to 3 1/2. Just saying. I'll be doing the block proper tomorrow.  :)

Lovely block by the way Imi.

BrendaP

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 21:58:51 PM »
The theory is that if you cut a square in half diagonally to make two HSTs and then sew them back together again with accurate 1/4" seam allowances the resulting square will be 7/8" smaller on each side than the original.

If you cut a square on both diagonals to make four QSTs and sew them back together, again with accurate 1/4" seam allowances the resulting square will be 1¼" smaller than the original.
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Sandra

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 08:40:53 AM »
I've done two again.

I don't know if I'll manage to do this on all of them, but I quite like the idea of making a smaller version....I'll see how it goes. It obviously will depend on how complicated they are, and how to figure out the cutting sizes.



This one has turned out as a 10 1/2" block.

And....my second one....



My daughter loves the colours in this one.  :)

The finished size of this is 5 1/2"....I began with 3 1/4" squares, and then cut the HST's down to 1 3/4"

Sandra.
xxx

Iminei

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 08:52:14 AM »
I just knew we had a masochist out there!!!!

Bravo Sandra, Bravo ...  I think the aubergine one is particularly striking!!!

I may add those measurements to the tut for the clinically insane
Errrmm ...  Anyone who fancies making the Teeny Star!

Now run along into the BOM HOF and put the kettle on for your fellow Darksiders, they'll be along soon (I hope!)

:angel:
« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 09:19:00 AM by Iminei »
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supergran

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 13:15:46 PM »
Here's mine. I cut the squares 6 inches and trimmed the HST's down to 3 1/2. A bit wasteful but it ended up at 12 1/2 inches, which is what I wanted.

Iminei

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 18:11:50 PM »
Loving it SG, Beautiful and Well done you for sizing to suit!

Run along to the BOM HOF, the kettles on ......

:angel:
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maliw

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 13:03:13 PM »
A bit of sunshine on a cloudy day.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Iminei

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 17:17:30 PM »
Lovely Mali, as ever ...

Run along into the BOM HOF now .....

 :angel:
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mudcat

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 01:22:25 AM »
Sandra, I like the smaller second block you made.  It reminds me of a pinwheel.

Acorn

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 17:43:41 PM »
The camera has tried to make all my colours look the same again.   :[

I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Sandra

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 18:22:26 PM »
Ooooh...Lovely colours, Acorn.  :loveit:

Sandra, I like the smaller second block you made.  It reminds me of a pinwheel.

Thank you, Mudcat.

Sandra.
xxx

maliw

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 20:40:40 PM »
Like that Acorn it looks like its floating in water or sort of light and 'filmy'.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Iminei

Re: February's BOM
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2018, 08:44:07 AM »
That is beautiful Acorn, ethereal ...

Run along and play nicely with the others now,

Into the BOM HOF you go .......

 :angel:
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