Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I'm making blocks at night now so the photos may not be of the best quality.  I apologize for this. I'm trying really hard to get all the blocks done ASAP.

Print or trace the block diagram onto foundation paper, number, and cut out the sections as below.  Note that I extended a seam line in the top section to allow for it to be pieced rather than appliqued.
 Following the numbers, foundation piece each section and trim all seam allowances to 1/4".
Print or trace the center block section (see below) onto the dull side of freezer paper and cut out as in the photo.
Cut a 5" x 6" square out of background fabric and iron the freezer paper to the right side of the fabric.
Cut out the center shape leaving a seam allowance to turn under when you applique.
Clip the seams on the inside curves.
 Cut a 5" x 6" square out of main block fabric and lay it right side up on the table.  Place the background fabric section right side up on top of it.  Baste through all layers.
 Turning the seam allowance under, applique along the inner edges of the inner shape.
 Trim the section to size (1/4" outside the freezer paper edges), remove the basting and freezer paper.
 Sew the four block sections together.
Using your preferred applique method, applique the two melons onto the block.

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