Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday Quilt block Jan. 15

For the next few weeks I am going to run down the last few quilt blocks I have made, to hit the magical 169 blocks for the center of the Jane Stickle quilt.

This one is Twin Sister and it is not as bad as some others to come.  However, it does have a number of melons that have to be carefully placed on the background. And they do - I had to undo one I had partially appliqued because it had shifted. And all those wonderful corners to turn.  My method for melons is freezer paper underneath, and turn the seam allowances under.  Then I slit the background fabric and take the freezer paper out. I use a neutral gray silk thread.  It is very thin and fine (but strong!) and blends in with the background of most fabrics that I use.

This blue is a new fabric I ordered and I think it looks great.

I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and with Quilt Story, as I do most weeks I have blocks to share. Both blog hops have of pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.

I am on Facebook too: just search for Viridian61. I post only when I have put up a blog post, and very little else.

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Connie said...

What a beautiful block and it looks like it is very intricate, great work! Thanks for sharing.
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Paula said...

Very nice block. I also use silk thread, for me it is the best way for appliqué. Thanks for sharing.

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