Monday, June 16, 2014

Last Border Before the Orphan Blocks

Dear friends,

I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather we have been having. Plenty of sunshine and I know that some of you are more busy now that the children are out of school.

We are moving on to the last border of the medallion and then we will start adding our orphan blocks. Some of you might want to add orphan blocks even in the corners of this round. 

The first option for the next border is solid cornerstones. 

Cut four strips  4.5" x 24.5"
Cut four  4.5" squares

The second option is putting blocks in the corners, the blocks I used were orphan blocks that were left over from a swap.

Cut four strips  4.5" x 24.5"
Choose four 4  inch orphan blocks.


If you do not have any orphan blocks that are 4 inches in your stash, and you want to use that option, three patterns have been provided for you. This shoofly, and eight pointed star, and a pinwheel pattern have been posted along with the foundations to put the blocks together. If you would like to use these blocks, click here
These are your two choices side-by-side,

 Here is the preview  of how we will continue.  You will be placing your orphan blocks  that you have in your stash  around the center.  Different options will be given every month and blocks patterns will also be supplied for those that don't have enough orphan blocks.  They might not be the same patterns as pictured .
I will post the next instructions at the beginning of July. That will give you a couple of weeks to catch up on your borders. If you fall behind, it will be really easy to catch up once we are using the orphan blocks. It is so much fun to pull orphan blocks out of your stash and use them.
Have a great week, happy stitching,
 And as always if you have any questions, drop me an e-mail  or post here

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