As I mentioned before, I am working on a BOM (block of the month) quilt through my LQS called the Stitcher’s Garden. It is an applique quilt using many different techniques, which is why I was interested in this particular quilt. To join the group there was the initial fee for this class which included 5 yards of fabric to use as the background on most of the blocks. We then pay a small fee each month for that months directions and material to complete the block.
I decided to make two quilts at the same time. One quilt is using the instructors choice of fabric and for the other quilt, I am deciding on what fabric to use. The group quilt is using a beige fabric with a small design in it for the background material. For my 5 yards of fabric, I purchased a bright white with a small design in it. I wanted something that was very different from the other quilt.
For these blocks we cut the background fabric and batting 14 1/2″. Then we quilted it per the directions and squared it up to 12 1/2″. The applique was worked on top of the pre-quilted block. The borders were added at the end.
I really like how the blocks turned out. I used a number of the decorative stitches on my machine. If you click on the pictures it will enlarge them enough for you to see some of the stitching. This really is a fun project. Happy stitching. Kathryn