We hope you enjoyed our 100 Blocks designer blog tour last week. The inspiration and creativity was so fun and amazing!
I love wool applique, so it’s no surprise that I designed my block with wool. Did you know that you can applique wool onto more than just wool? You can use cotton, flannel or just about anything. I used fabrics from two collections called Quilter’s Linen and Stitch by Robert Kaufman. Both fabric lines have some great prints and colors.
I first made the tree and branch then added the wool bird and leaves. Fusing down the wool first makes the stitching really easy. You can set it down and pick it up anytime and not worry about the pieces falling off or moving around.
I’m envisioning this block with another little bird friend…easy to make by shrinking down the applique pattern.
Or maybe with another block or two to make tall skinny tree, maybe with a family of birds. Or a nest or a birdhouse? Hmmm, volume 7 maybe?
What do you envision with this block?
Leave me a comment by midnight tonight (11/14/12) MST letting me know which quilt design is your favorite, and I’ll randomly select one lucky winner to receive a copy of 100 Blocks, volume 6 and one 100 Blocks, volume 6 mug. Happy Quilting!