Birthday Blocks Again!

In the middle of last year, we made a ‘Birthday Bag’ for someone special who works at Always Quilting.

Completed Birthday Bag

Completed Birthday Bag

You can read about it in our blog posts on 3 August 201210 November 2012 and 11 January 2013  where there are excellent descriptions of how each person went about their ‘row’ for the bag.

"Skewed" square in a square block

“Skewed” square in a square block

I made a row of six, 6-1/2″ blocks (three for each side of the bag). In the picture below you can see the braid and the sashing strips.


After all these months I have forgotten where I found the pattern !!  I have looked and looked for the pattern in some of my favourite foundation pieced books . It was relatively simple to make  if you are experienced with foundation piecing. If you aren’t – have a read of Judy’s excellent step by step instructions on the January post. Foundation piecing just takes time and patience (like most things with patchwork!).  Even though it doesn’t look like it from the photos, the rows were straight – and sewing accurate!

2 Responses

  1. Love the bag, want to play with doing one! Am wondering how the bottom is done? The rest looks pretty easy to follow by looking at the pics posted, thanks!

  2. I can confirm that all the rows, including the square in a square row, are perfectly straight.

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