Updated: Jul 31
Crowning Glory by Betty Chutchian is this weeks block, and it is a lovely one.
I first met Betsy at Quilt Market when she was my Booth neighbour when I was showing my very first line for toweling, Picnic Point. Betty is the most lovely, talented and helpful lady who designs and makes beautiful fabric and quilts.
If you read last weeks Blog you can see than I used the leftovers from the centre of that block to make the centre of this one. Yippee, I knew I saved it for a reason!
If you missed it, head over to read Block 17 and all the details are there so you can make the centre of the 9" block.
All the remaining pieces for this block are cut exactly as the instructions say.
It is assembled the same way too.
Don't forget to trim down your centre square to 3 ½" x 3 ½" if you plan on making a fancy centre like this one, before you piece it into the block.
I cut the pieces for the 4 ½" square the same as the instructions but cut the A squares with the stripes running across the diagonal. I think it is worth centring the stripe when doing this, it just looks better when using stripes of this scale.
I also fussy cut piece F so the bee is in the centre of the square.
All my fabric was pre starched prior to cutting out. I talk more about this in the Blog for Block 17.