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Monday, August 1, 2011
August Tile Tuxedo
While it's hotter than blazes across most of the US, I decided to go with a beachy theme fabric for this month. Trust me the beachy theme looks much better on the fabric, than on my derrière, if you know what I mean! :-)
So this time I have chosen "The Three Martini Star" from QuiltersCache.com , to celebrate my birthday last week. Not that I am a Martini kind of girl, I celebrated at "On the Border" with a giant frozen Sangria/Margarita swirl. Now that's my kind of drink, but they didn't have a block with that name, so we settle for next best, right?
It's paper piecing, but it's an easy one with only 4 parts. This one piece is really the only one you are going to have to watch. You are going to start with the star points. See the glue glob on the paper? Ask me how I know, you start with the star points?? :-)
Here are the 4 pieces all stitched up and ready to put together.
Once my block was together. I cut a 3/4" strip for piping, folded it in half and ironed it, then attached it along my 4 sides. Our block is 6 1/2" square right now. If you remember from the original directions, we are going to need our block to be 7" wide, so I have cut 3/4" red strips to bring our block up to size. There you have it. A great trivet tux for the hot month of August. If your new to trivet tuxes, there is a link on the tutorials bar on the right side of my blog that will take you to the general directions for them.
I love this block. This would make a great quilt or mug rug. I'll be playing with this block again, that's for sure.