Monday, January 30, 2017

Raspberry and Cream BOM {Block 2}

Hi there! Today I am ready to share my second block for the Raspberry and Cream Block of the Month!!

Bear's Paw


These patterns are not "free", so you will need to purchase a kit to receive the fabric + patterns.  The Raspberry & Cream BOM was designed & written by Marsha McCloskey.  We are simply sharing our progress and giving a few tips on completing your blocks as you sew along using your purchased pattern.

Pattern designed by Marsha McCloskey.  Fabric from Clothworks

For this block you will need to use fabrics B, F, A and D from your Blocks Kit:

Before starting, be sure you read all your instructions that were provided in your kit. 

My tip for this block:

I don't love piecing half square triangles the way they are written in these instructions - especially when it comes to TINY ones.  So - be very careful when sewing these together.  Also, it is important to make sure you square them up to all the same size.  She doesn't have in the instructions to do so - so I did not - and I regretted it later on when piecing the block together.  I should have went with my gut and did it anyways! So I'm here to tell you - it's a good idea! ;)

Your blocks should measure 9.5" x 9.5" unfinished.  The best way to ensure you get that is to use a 1/4" presser foot!

Pattern designed by Marsha McCloskey.  Fabric from Clothworks

We still have a few kits left  - here is a list of all the supplies needed with the links for purchasing:

To complete this quilt you will need:
  1. Blocks Kit (for 12 center blocks)
  2. Setting & Finishing Kit (includes border blocks, borders, binding)
Suggested tools (I will be using these)
  1. Bias Square Plus Ruler
  2. Precision Trimmer 3

You'll need to purchase separately, 5.625 yards (44" wide) or 2.5 yards (108" wide) backing. You can find all the Raspberry and Cream fabrics HERE

Here is the schedule for the block of the month:

Block 1: Air Castles January 17
Block 2: Bear's Paw January 31
Block 3: Bird's in the Air February 14
Block 4: Cat's Cradle February 28
Block 5: Double X March 14
Block 6: Eliza's Nine Patch March 28
Block 7: Gentleman's Fancy April 11
Block 8: Goose Tracks April 25
Block 9: Grandmother's Pride May 9
Block 10: Grape Basket May 23
Block 11: Kansas Trouble June 6
Block 12: Missouri Star June 20

Double Four Patch and Stepping Stone Blocks: July 11
Setting Blocks: August 15
Quilt Assembly: September 12
Final Borders: October 10

If you are following along, post your pictures to Instagram and use the hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio

Talk to you soon! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can you only get the pattern if you buy the fabric?

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