Oh how I just love this block! I love the design and the embroidery that I did! You can get the pattern over at The Splendid Sampler. I used a turn edge technique similar to this Apliquick Tools Video by Lynette Anderson along with the No Sewing Until You Quilt It technique. Here it is with the freezer paper still on it.
There are a bunch of YouTube videos showing how to use the Apliquick tools. I didn’t exactly use the Apliquick Tools but they are on my wish list. I used these seafood forks/picks. They work pretty well in the process. I glued down the pieces.
Quilting was kept fairly simple to Here’s how I quilted it:
- Stitched along the edges of the applique using a straight free motion stitch
- Stitched extra lines in the petals and
- Stitch the border design like the other blocks.
After quilting it I added colonial knots to the flower center.
I went a bit crazy with them, but I love how it looks.
I got the idea from Joan Ford over at Hummingbird Highway. Each week in her newsletter, called Good Migrations, she shows her Splendid Sampler blocks for the week. Blocks 51 and 52 were featured in the newsletter titled Oh Shoot!. I love the Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘n Thread site for the embroidery tutorials. They are fabulous. You need to check them out.
Until Next Time!
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