Modern Irish Quilting Bee MAY

So, this month’s hive mama is Erin from Billy Button Design. Her choice of blocks are “Road to Tennessee”. Just before I saw her post about this month’s bee, I was actually going to make these blocks for the placemats. But Erin’s instruction was from Jan at Isisjem for the Bee a Brit Stingy group and a bit different from what I did. I don’t really know which is better.

What I did for my own project was cutting every bits in size and shape before stitching together because that way I can follow the edge of fabric to find 1/4″ seam allowance. It took more time probably but no ripping up!

shapes

shapes

stitched

stitched

place-mats-013

For Erin, I followed the instruction because I don’t want to be different from the rest of hive. I cut all the fabric in square shape including white ones to be triangle shapes.

Fabric cut

Fabric cut

This method is very easy to cut the fabric but I think very difficult to stitch to the right shape. If you stitch a tiny tiny bit off from a diagonal line of the white fabric(which is the seam), it will be crooked. If you don’t use sharp or very thin marker, you can’t find the exact diagonal line(I use mechanical pencil which is never dull). I did everything very carefully but I had to rip and re stitch a several of them before putting blocks together. It’s just the way.

Anyway, I am happy with the finished blocks. I hope Erin likes them too.

First road to Tennessee

First road to Tennessee

second road to Tennessee

second road to Tennessee

 

Oh and I made this from the scrap triangles.

centrepiece-triangle

Have a nice weekend!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s