Tuesday 10 October 2017

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block 7

Here we are already at block 7! This time its the turn of Sandy Maxfield. Sandy
has designed a poinsettia block, which symbolises Christmas perfectly.

Here is my fabric choice, of course it has to be red, but the different patterns add another dimension.

I have decided to mark my sewing lines this time and not rely on instinct, it's important that the seams are exact so that the block comes together as Sandy intended.

I have used a frixion pen, it's one of my favourite tools to use and so clever. Once the lines are sewn, the marks are erased by pressing with an iron, even on white fabric!

 Pieces ready as per instructions, ready for construction.

I found it useful to mark the printed instructions to make piecing easier.

I love this design, the instructions, the colours and the finished effect. Although I think my piecing of the 'leaves' could've been a little more precise! I don't think though that this in any way detracts from the overall effect of the flower.

I have decided to 'needleturn' the centre of the flower. This is my preferred method of applique even though it can be time consuming I always think the result is well worth the effort!

Block 7 all finished, I am very pleased with this block, I love the freshness of it. Big thank you to Sandy for this design and the easy to follow instructions.

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Super prizes from Carol Hopkins and The Inquiring Quilter. Open to entrants worldwide!

The deadline for entries is Monday October 23rd 2017 (EDT)

Good luck everybody!