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Monday, October 25, 2010

Preview 20

And for the finale for this round, we have ICED TEA.  Inspired by the Ice Tea collection of Hoffman Batik fat quarters, this is a Bright Hopes style block.  5" x 9 1/2"  rectangles sewn around a 5" center, starting with a partial seam.  Oops, did I give it all away?

This block can be made from many favorite fabric cuts--5" strips, Fat Sixths (2 Bloom Bundles of 10  12"x 22"),  40 10" Squares, or 14 Fat Quarters.  That means Layer Cakes, Hoffman Batik bundles,  5" rolls, scraps, and more.  Plus a center and a binding.  20 Blocks makes up 54"x 68".

Then there is the zillion ways it can be shaded, depending on your fabric bundles.  The RoseCard shows 4 ways on the back.  The cover is roughly light and dark on opposite sides.  With every other block rotated on its side, a pinwheel emerges.  If you can get 4 rectangles of each fabric, as with the Tonga Batik 10" squares, 5" strips, or Blooms, this basic frame block can be done.  Finished, it looks just like Red Rose, but it allows you to use those Tonga Squares.

Much fun can be had.  This is another one that I have made in variations for Community Service.  So, go cut those 5"x 9 1/2" for a good cause.

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