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Friday, March 25, 2011

TURN A BLOCK INTO A WALLHANGING

I’ve been working of appliqué blocks for My Whimsical Quilt Garden by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins.  One day when I was blog hopping, I noticed a familiar block. I forget which blog it was, but there were lots of pictures of a quilt show. One of the pictures had a small wallhanging in it that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. Why did it look familiar?  Then it hit me, that is one of the blocks that I had recently competed. I loved what this person did and decided to make a wallhanging too. Above is the result. I usually use the freezer paper method of appliqué.  On this wallhanging I used the fusing method of appliqué and outlined it with the black thread.  The background is heavily quilted. I think it turned out pretty cute and I’m adding it to my gift basket.

Have you joined Allie Ooops Sweet Happy Life in making gifts throughout the year? Have you noticed how fast these past three months have gone by? Christmas will be here before we know it.  You’ll want to check out Allie's blog too because she has the cutest free pattern that you can download to get your started on your next gift project.  (You can also click on the Christmas Through The Year button on my sidebar.)

Alamosa Quilter  has a pattern for a groovy baby and funky buttons pattern.

Here's a couple other links you might like:  The Quilted Fish  and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Stay Positive!
Caroll

17 comments:

Sue said...

I really love that applique block. Becky Goldsmith is such a creative lady. I have her applique DVD and love it. Also a couple of her books.
Anyway, your block is very cute and it will make a great gift:)

Miss Nancy said...

Your block made into a wallhanging is wonderful, so bright and cheery. I love the whimsy. Good work! Your links are amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Allie said...

I LOVE IT! What a great gift! One of these days I'll get that book...whimsical is my fave!

Lynn said...

Oh my! That is the cutest little birdie block! I love the colors. And thanks for featuring my free pattern!

greelyrita said...

Very pretty! Whoop! Whoop!

Mama Pea said...

Oh, it's so cute, Caroll! I really love it. I sure wish I had a basket of fun presents to give. I just can't keep up with anything. You are so amazing!

Sarah Craig said...

Such a cute little wall hanging! Nice work! Whoop whoop!!

Brita said...

Cute, cute, cute! I have about six or so blocks made from the Whimsical Garden. Maybe it will be a small quilt -- I keep having to set it aside :-(
Hmmm, or six or so little quilts for gifties!!

Linda said...

That is such a great idea!! Blue bird is darling!!

Sandra :) said...

Your wallhanging is totally adorable - fun and happy - I just love your colours and fabrics!

VivJM said...

Very cute. And great idea to make into a wall hanging.

Karen said...

A sweet little quilt.

shez said...

what a great block,well done Caroll

BubzRugz said...

lovely block... very sweet design..
Hugz

1foxiegrannie said...

What an adorable block/wallhanging! Someone is going to be a very happy recipient come Christmas time! Great job!

Mickie said...

What an adorable bird! Love your project! I love those cheerful colors!!!

Shelley said...

Wow! Thay would liven up any room!! I love it!

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