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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Children of Israel 12" quilting block

'Children of Israel' quilting block - cut out and ready to sew

Wow, that was exhausting - no-one warned me how nervous I'd feel cutting into someone else's fabric and terrified of making a mistake as there's only a small amount of it!!!

Well here it is my 'Children of Israel' block, all cut out and ready to sew - thinking though that I might applique something really simple onto the central square - a basket in the bullrushes, or something like that, to represent the Bible's story of Moses.  Might be best to do the applique before I sew the block together so I guess that's my next task.  I'll keep you posted.

Other related posts about my 'Children of Israel' block:
My First Quilting Bee
Creating and Adding Applique to the Children of Israel Block
A Very Wet Tuesday


  1. Chris the lovely thing about our bees is u can always get more fabric from the queen or pull from ur stash in this case. Smiles. I just got my block it is absolutlely Magnificant and I love the Moses in the rushes. This is going to be an incredible quilt. Unfortunately I will be away in June and will not be at the meeting. (insert sad face here) but we may get together over the summer for some patchwork in the park - like last year)

    1. That's so lovely of you - though I'd have been so embarrassed if I'd needed to ask for more fabric for my first every Bee Block and when I haven't even met any of your yet(!) but it's good to know that it's okay to do that if I ever need to.

      Really sorry I'm not going to meet up with you next week but looking forward to a park meetup if you do it again this summer, and can't wait to see the rest of the blocks for your quilt.


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