Block 42 – Pencils

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I think this is my favorite block so far! I love the paper piecing technique. I am a former teacher, so colored pencils are close to my heart. You can get the pattern at The Splendid Sampler.

Here’s how I quilted it using the open toe free motion foot:

  • Stitch in the ditch around each of the pencils and the pieces of the pencils
  • Wavy lines in the “wood” portion of each pencil
  • Cursive stitch the words in the center section of each pencil – I marked these with a marking pencil first.
  • Straight line triangle design in the outside sections of the purple pencil
  • Straight line squares design in the outside sections of the blue pencil
  • String of pearls, pebbling, in the outside sections of the green pencil
  • Straight line across each of the dark grey bottom sections of the pencils
  • Stitch the border design like the other blocks.

The quilting pattern is clearly visible on the dark purple backing. Of course, the words are backwards there! 🙂

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Until Next Time!

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