There’s another free pattern available over on the Meadowside Designs site today. A simple applique this time to make something small – a runner, a banner, a wall-hanging, or even a cushion. Chris made hers into a banner/wall-hanging.
The pattern first appeared as a Junior Project in Patchwork & Quilting Magazine back in 2007 and is easy to make with children, especially if you use fusible web for the applique. Children will also have fun adding their own embellishments and ideas to the original.
Flashback glimpses of a hugely popular class playing with positive/negative cuts and shapes – is it OK to admit that Barbara still hasn’t finished her class sample?? (not shown!)
Achievable task for today – stitch 2 Dresden Plates to their respective backgrounds, decide on circle size and fabric for centres and move on accordingly. End the day with 2 more blocks on the growing Sampler pile.
Do not get sidetracked by re-discovery of mola piece brought home from Houston Quilt Festival, (no extra points for noticing the stray dog hair!).
or by re-appearance of small fused samples which only need an hour’s attention to finish them up into something more interesting –
Ignore at all costs the full set of applique block patterns (designer Edyta Sitar, www.laundrybasketquilts.com) also acquired at Houston Quilt Festival two years ago which are still sitting in their bag awaiting liberation.