Monday, October 28, 2013

Block 6 *saturdaisy* and a bears paw tutorial...

It's THAT day of the month!
The next block in our Daisy Days BOM is ready!

This month we're stitching *saturdaisy*, and I think this has got to be the most popular block in the quilt because it's the one I am asked about more than any other!

There was a time in my life when a Saturday morning at the book shop was my favourite of all pastimes!
My penchant was for old bookshops, with shelves from floor to ceiling filled with second hand vintage copies of all the classics. leather bound, gold embossed spines...oh, my heart would beat so fast! 
I think you can see where my inspiration for designing this particular block came from.

Also in the pattern this month you'll need to piece four "Bears Paw" blocks. These blocks make up the four corners of the finished quilt. I made two sets of identical colours...

...and large print fabrics from the "Sew Cherry" range used throughout all the piecing.

Today, to make the tutorial clear, I am using fabrics much easier to identify with each step of the process. Actually, I love these new tutorial colours so this block will be used for something special!

Let's start with your fabric requirements for ONE 6 1/2" Bears Paw block (will be 6" when pieced in the quilt)...

Trace a pencil line from one corner diagonally across to the other on the back of your two fabric B, 2 7/8" squares, and lay them down on top of the two Fabric C squares of the same size...

Machine sew the squares together by sewing a 1/4" seam down both sides of the drawn line. 
Use your rotary cutter to separate the squares into triangles by cutting along your traced line...

Press the blocks open to give you four half-square triangles.

Lay all the squares out to look like this...

Sew the three squares across the top together with a 1/4" seam, and the two side squares as well to give you the top and side borders for your Fabric A, 4 1/2" square...

Sew the side border to the Fabric A square, and then the top border across the top of the block. 
Your "Bears Paw" block is complete!

All subscribers to the Daisy Days BOM have been emailed their patterns today.

To purchase the PDF instant download for Block 6 *saturdaisy* go HERE.
To purchase the paper pattern, posted free worldwide, go HERE.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments box and I'll answer them there, or email me here.



  1. Lovely stitching, love
    all those fantastic colours!!
    Cheers, Anita.


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