June is here! So it’s time for the second block in our Skinny dippin’ Quilt-along! June’s block is bright and breezy bunting on a summery aqua sky. If you missed the first block to make a neat little row of beach huts, you can still find it here🙂
In total you’ll need 4 rows of bunting, these can be made quickly and easily either using a folded “prairie point” technique or machine pieced method. The machine pieced method uses less material, while prairie points require less sewing, and have a dimensional element to them. If you have any left over charm pack squares these are perfect for either method.
So bring on the bunting!
For the folded “prairie point” bunting you’ll need:
5 – 5” x WOF strips – or 40 charm pack squares
4 – 3½” (11.5cm) x WOF light aqua solid
4 – 2″ (5cm) x WOF light aqua solid
This is enough to make 4 strips of bunting. Each bunting strip will run across the width of the quilt, with other blocks in the Quilt-along eventually to be sewn inbetween the bunting strips.
You’ll find full instructions how to make the prairie point bunting here.
Lewis & Irene’s Coastal “In the Sea” is a really versatile print – lots of variety! There’s little seahorses, crabs, shoals of fish and seaweed which means that different parts of the design can be used to good effect. The bunting units come together very quickly too – they’re such fun to make !
Once you have a pile of points, you simply slot each folded prairie point into the previous one, pin to hold in place, and sew. In no time you have several rows of bunting!
If you’re making the machine pieced bunting you’ll need:
10 – 5” squares in selection prints
40 – 3 ½” x “ light aqua (Moda Bella Solids – Ruby Ice 9900 169)
4 – 2 ½ ” x WOF white cotton (for bunting string)
Just as for the previous technique this makes 4 rows of bunting. Though with this method there’s room for one extra bunting triangle per row.
There’s a little more cutting and sewing than the prairie points method, as you slice the squares diagonally from corner to corner, and trim a corner from the rectangle, but once the cutting out’s been done, it’s simply a matter of chain piecing and joining –
Whichever method you use, we’d love to see your bunting blocks. Please feel free to post your pics to our Honeybee Cloths Facebook page.
Also remember to “like and share” on Facebook or if your not on Facebook leave us a comment below, and you’ll be entered into our draw to win a Coastal Skinny Quarter bundle.
The next block will be here in one months time, so till then happy sewing x