Thursday, October 22, 2009


I used this block to practice the applique methods I learned in Houston.

I'm not sure it was worthwhile. I'm not happy with the result and it took three hours!

Print or trace the block diagram onto foundation paper, cut out the bottom section, and number as in the photo.

Foundation piece the bottom block section. Trim seam allowances to 1/4".
Applique the heartshapes using your preferred method and cut out the top section.

Here's what I did:
Cut a piece of background fabric at least 1/2" larger on all sides than the top block section and, using a light table or window, trace the applique shapes onto the right side of the fabric.
My "new" applique method uses a regular mechanical pencil for marking, but I normally use a disappearing marker. I also used templates for tracing the hearts as well as the actual applique pieces this time.
I did needle turn applique with no freezer paper or any other stabilizer in the applique pieces.

Whichever method you choose, you should end up with two block sections as below.

Sew the two block sections together and you have a block!

1 comment:

  1. I love the fabric you've chosen for this one. The woven design looks so pretty in the hearts!