Many of you are joining us for The Splendid Sampler 2 quilt-a-long.
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A LITTLE ABOUT ME...
I’m a lifelong quilter and my favorite technique is machine quilting!!!
Most people visit Lori Kennedy Quilts/ The Inbox Jaunt the first time for the machine quilting motif tutorials
and they return for the daily inspiration including quilt-a-longs, quick tips, thread basics and so much more!
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THE ROSE AND DOT BLOCK
I’m thrilled to be a designer for The Splendid Sampler 2.
(Only one reader guessed the correct block from the cover!!!)
The block is named after my Grandmother, Rose and my mother, Dorothy–two fabulous ladies (who weren’t afraid of print or color–see below!)
TIPS FOR THE ROSE AND DOT BLOCK
The Rose and Dot block is a fairly simple block with only seven pieces. It can be machine or hand appliqued. (I prefer a little hand work…)
Here’s a few tips that might help:
Circle templates from the office store are great for drawing circles. I have two sizes, regular and jumbo and use them a lot! If you are doing hand applique–draw the finished circle sizes and add a seam allowance when you cut. If you are doing machine applique, cut on the finished size line.
If you make a lot of circles, The OLFA Circle cutter is fabulous! (and inexpensive)! It takes a little practice to use this small device (I have a tutorial coming soon) but it’s worth learning!
Add lightweight cotton batting to circles. Batting gives circles a little “pop”–and when doing hand applique–it makes them look rounder. This is a great trick to make all applique circles look better! Draw the finished circle size onto the batting and then cut it out on the inside of the line.
Use Roxanne’s Glue for applique! A very small dot–the size of a pin head is enough to hold applique pieces and is so much easier than pins!
The Rose and Dot Block is similar to my tutorial for The Modern Leaf Square.
DON’T STOP AT ONE
If you’re all caught up on your Splendid Sampler blocks, make several Rose and Dot blocks!
I’ve been playing with a few settings and colorways:
So be sure to check back soon to see The Rose and Dot block in action!!
What about YOU?
How’s YOUR progress on the Splendid Sampler 2?
Have YOU tried different color ways?
Do YOU have a favorite setting for 6-1/2 inch blocks?
Did YOUR grandmother or mother teach YOU to sew?
We’d LOVE to hear!
YOUR Happy Quilting Gardener,
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