There is another gorgeous block waiting at Aunti Pami. Pam has designed a unique wonky house block using a freezer paper technique.
- Hand turned applique
- Blanket stitch applique
- Half Square Triangle (HST) piecing
|Cut on pencil line|
|Make another cut from corner to corner.|
|These leftovers will make another block.|
|Unfinished 8.5″ block|
|I use perfect circle templates from Karen Buckly|
Sew a line of running stitch around the seam allowance leaving a long tail and no knots. Pull the thread to gather around template. Starch heavily and let dry.
Hint. When threading your needle, leave the cotton on the spool, thread the needle and then cut. Threads have a correct way they should be thread through a needle. Breakage, knotting, and fluffing will occur if you place the thread the wrong way through a needle.
Following the manufacturers instructions for applying the fusible web, iron to back of block, carefully lining up the registration marks to the seam lines. Cut around the shape on the traced template line. Peel off the backing paper.
Lay the petals on the background, using the diagonal lines of the hourglass blocks as guides. (I removed the centre and drew a pencil line where the centre circle should be for this exercise). The inner tip of the petals should touch the centre circle.
This block makes a spectacular quilt (in fact I have one of these in the works)
|Tilt the block 30 degrees, add a border and voila! a new design.|
|On point with an alternative colourway filler block.|
|Remember all those left over HST’s?
They make a great alternative block in an on point setting with different colourway.
|If you prefer hand turned applique, try cutting the petals from un-pieced fabric. Don’t forget to leave a 1/8″ seam allowance to turn.|
I hope you enjoyed this block. I will be definitely making a quilt from this block. Next weeks guest blogger is Karen Wilson. I wonder what Karen has in store for us. Mine will be out of the tool box.
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