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Thursday, July 29, 2010

FINISHED! August Block Swap

i know, i know, it's still july
but sue our chief block-swapper is so organised she already gave out our partners
and hubby had the little human yesterday, so after i finished my study in the morning like a good girl :) i rewarded myself with an afternoon of crafting!!!

so here is cathy's block - she requested any block in red, black and white - i am putting it in the post tomorrow


it's a blackford's beauty block that i found at Quilter's Cache - such a great website!!!!

the only bit i am a bit confused with is the finished size.  you can select on the website patterns for block sizes - handy when you are in a swap that is swapping 12" blocks (there is about 100000000 of them of that size on the site!).

but i have made 2 now - the churn dash block for sue last month and now this one.  sue's turned out to be 12.5" (which would seem right as when it is sewn into a quilt, the finished block will be 12") but cathy's above is 12" now (so would be 11.5" when sewn into a quilt).  so confusion reigns in my brain!

btw i checked with cathy and she graciously said she was happy with the block as is.....what a nice lady!! hopefully it works ok for her :)

pugs and kisses
xx

9 comments:

Sue said...

The block is gorgeous! I am sure Cathy will love it and you are certainly organised to have it done already. I know what you mean with the sizes, I always do a skint 1/4 inch seam just in case, I figure if its too big it can be trimmed.

Sue said...

ps. Did you get my email with a second swap for you for August, so just as well you got this one done early.

crafty pug said...

thanks sue! ive sent you emails back
x

Quiet Quilter said...

That block is so pretty. I love your choice of fabric. She will love it!

Maria said...

Wow you are good. Love your choice of colours. I have put the link into my favorites. won't go to it now as it is after 1am.

Alex said...

You've done a magnificent job! I always end up with smaller blocks too. I suspect my 1/4" on the machine is a little generous!

crafty pug said...

thanks all! x

chook said...

oh dear I have just had the same problem with my churn dash block for sue
I am going to try again
wish me luck
your block is beautiful hugs Beth

Cathy said...

many thanks, your block arrived today
this block is gawgeous in real life ;-)
I can see me using this block pattern in the future