We all know how wonderful the people who work for the NHS are. Once upon a time I was a one of them so I really appreciate the hard work, love and dedication they give to their jobs and their patients. I wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate these extraordinary people whose life is spent caring and healing and are the glue that keeps this amazing institution going.
When you print out your motifs make sure your printer is set to print same size and not fit to media as this will distort the final size of the block. Now we have finalised our quilt layout the blocks will be 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 ins, cut them 10 ins square to protect the edges. Sharpen your iron-on transfer pencil and draw over the design, place it design side down to the calico and iron. Iron some interfacing to the back and stitch away. Alternatively use a light box or tape your design to a window and trace with a fine pencil onto the fabric, if you use this technique use the non reversed version of the pattern.