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Stitch Pink Block 20

Stitch Pink Block 20

Written by: 
Carrie Nelson

The names for a few of these Stitch Pink blocks presented a real challenge.  Straight strips, small squares, the block is originally titled "Chimneys and Cornerstones"... not much sparks an idea.  Chimneys.  Chim Chim Cher-ee? 

Chim chiminey
Chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-oo!
Good luck will rub off when
I shakes 'ands with you
Or blow me a kiss
And that's lucky too
When a friend texted to ask what I was doing, I replied that I was finding silly names for quilt blocks.  I hadn't told her about this one when she texted back...

SP Blow Me A Kiss Emoji

With the lyrics and this emoji... it was a sign.  Blow Me A Kiss.  Block 20.

Stitch Pink Block 20 Blow Me A Kiss

Block Instructions >> Block 20 - Blow Me A Kiss.

This block goes together easily, but not quickly.  By that, I mean that twenty small squares are stitched to both ends of ten strips.  Fast-piecing would be nice, but chain-piecing is as good as it's going to get. 

Also, strips cut on the crosswise grain will have a little bit of "stretch", that's the nature of a straight weave.  So with log cabin-style blocks like this, I measure after every round - row - is added.  That lets me know if the block is "growing".  If it is, I can adjust before proceeding, either by re-stitching the strips, or by trimming the block.  If it's off, it's probably by only a sliver.   

Do you have the patterns for all twenty Stitch Pink 2020 blocks?  If not, they're all saved here - Stitch Pink Archive.

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Have a good day!

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