We have arrived at the penultimate block in our series. It is hard to believe that it is the second to last block in a group that we began making in February. Our designer this week is Sandy from Sandy Star Designs and her block is easy to piece and fun to appliqué! You can see her block and get the pattern here.
I was working in a lot of green and purple for my Island Batik Challenge, so it seems fitting that it reappeared in this block. Actually, choosing fabrics may have been the hard part on this block. This is a pretty easy block, not too many hints for you but the ones I have follow:
Hint 1: Follow the Directions.
This works like a charm but be sure to mark on the TOP LEFT and BOTTOM RIGHT sides. I was tempted to do top and bottom, but didn’t. I didn’t use extra tools and it worked perfectly.
Hint 2: Use a Stabilizer
To avoid puckering with fusible appliqué, use a stabilizer underneath. I often use a Sulky Totally Stable Iron On Tear Away*.
Hint 3: Needles matter.
Use a nonstick needle* to avoid a needle getting sticky from fusible.
Enjoy this block and the 2 weeks in between. I’ll be finishing block #13 and coming up with a small project (or more) for you. Wish me luck, my brain is still working on it
Our hosts below have great hints – check them out.
Segment 3: July 16th to September 10
Full Time Hosts for Quilts:
April Adams @ Janda Bend Quilts
Becca Fenstermaker @ Pretty Piney Quilts
Bobbi Bridgeman @ Snowy Days Quilting
Sherry Shish @ Powered by Quilting
Full Time Hosts for Small Projects:
Abbie Danahy @ Sparkle On!
Jennifer Fulton @ Inquiring Quilter
Karen Thurn @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Sandy Maxfield @ SandyStar Designs
Segment 3 Small Projects Host:
Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing
Calendar of Events
July 16th – Block 10: Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts
July 30th – Block 11: Becca @ Pretty Piney Quilts
August 13th – Block 12: Sandy @ SandyStar Designs
August 27th – Block 13: April @ JANDA Bend Quilts
and Segment Project and Quilt Setting Suggestions
September 10th – Segment 3 Prize Winner Announced!
September 24th – Grand Prize Winner Announced!
To be eligible to win a segment prize, you need to make all of the blocks from that segment. You just need one picture with the last 4 blocks finished to enter. Share a photo or photos of your blocks (in a single post) to be entered. Entries will be open from 12:00 am August 27th to 11:59 pm September 10, 2019 (Eastern time). There are three places you can share your blocks to be entered in the drawing: our facebook group, instagram and the linky party.
And there is a Grand Prize, too. I will post more about that later. For now, enjoy the block.
Coming Up on the Blog:
Sew Let’s QAL Block 13 & Segment 3 Project
Color Block of the Month
September Island Batik Challenge
Barn Quilt BOM
Favorite Block Blog Hop
Linking Up With:
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Hi Kathleen! I love your block and your rotary cutter looks very realistic. I would almost pick it up by accident. ~smile~ Roseanne
One of the other designers confessed to that happening! It is a fun one and Sandy did a great job designing it.
Hi Kathleen, Great tips here. Thank you for sharing and your block is a beauty.
Thank you, so glad you enjoyed the block.
Your fabrics look like a lovely impressionist painting! I’ve never tried a nonstick needle but it seems like it would be perfect for applique.
Rumor has it those needles are the bomb if you are doing a lot of fusible applique! Thanks for the great pattern and the compliment!