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Monday, September 30, 2013

HAVE I TOLD YOU HOW MUCH I LIKE APPLIQUE?

I didn’t get any sewing done this weekend.  Attending ArtPrize and entertaining company from Pittsburgh kept me too busy.  However, I did want to show you this block above.  I saw a quilt that I liked while on the Bus Tour last February.   Unfortunately, I did not get the name of the pattern.  What I remembered were big flowers on a large scrappy background.  I love appliqué and decided I could create this design myself.  My block is 14” square.  I like how it turned out and hope to get some more blocks made soon.  I think three of these blocks in a row would make a nice wall hanging on a narrow wall in my hall.  Or add a few more blocks and it would be a nice bed runner.  I’d still like to make several blocks, maybe nine in all, and make a nice size wall hanging.  I’ll keep you posted.

ON ANOTHER NOTECity House Studio has a tutorial for a scrappy sticks block.  This would be a great way to use up those narrow pieces of fabric that you don’t know what to do with and don’t have the heart to throw away.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

8 comments:

Terry said...

I love your flower block! :0)

Annie said...

Nothing like lots of options to help with deciding ... or making the decision harder! That big flower will make a fun "whatever".

Marcia Ruiz said...

I love aplique too!!! Your flower is lovely.
Kisses

Bonni said...

I love your flower block. I just received some plaid blouses that my 93 year old mother doesn't want any more. I was thinking of using the material for something and you gave me the idea with that block. She loves flowers so perhaps I'll do something that really depicts her love of flowers and is "her".

Thanks.

Lynn said...

Will they all be red flowers? Or will you do different colors? Either way, it's darn cute.

Garden Path Quilts said...

Love this block, Caroll! Finally got my Google account to work.

Garden Path Quilts said...

Love this block, Caroll! Finally got my Google account to work.

Miss Nancy said...

Love your block!! Love all the colors!! Your ideas for the block are super great! Thank you for sharing!!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!!

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