Good Morning, Quilters!
Hand applique is a perfect project when you want to enjoy the weather AND quilting!
I designed the Rose and Dot block to honor my grandmother, Rose and my mother, Dorothy for the Splendid Sampler 2 Book. Many of you were able to download the block during Martingale’s promotion. If not, The Rose and Dot block is one of the fabulous six-inch blocks available in the Splendid Sampler 2 book.
It’s really a great book and a great way to learn a variety of machine and hand applique, as well as machine piecing techniques!
Preparing the Blocks
To get the hand applique blocks ready to travel, I machine stitched the center seam in the background of several blocks.
Then I cut out all of the circles and leaves.
I cut out lightweight batting circles, slightly smaller than the large circle. Batting gives the flowers more volume. (Don’t skip this step!)
Simple Block Board
I covered a 15 inch square of foam board (similar to this)with scraps of lightweight batting. It’s a great way to store blocks and a great way to keep the pieces in one place. Make a stack of these–they come in very handy!
Add Basic Supplies
Now all I need are a few basic sewing supplies: thread, scissors and a thimble and I am ready to machine applique outdoors, indoors, in the car….
I can’t wait to start stitching!
What about YOU?
Do YOU have a portable quilting project?
When is the last time YOU quilted on your patio or while traveling?
Do YOU love or hate hand applique (there doesn’t seem to be a middle ground-LOL)?
We’d LOVE to hear!
More Rose and Dot Blocks
You might enjoy seeing a few other colorways of the Rose and Dot block HERE
Happy Hand Stitching!
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