And with the Volume 10, Quiltmaker now has a collection of 1000 great blocks! Including this little gem on page 45, Block #953. I call it "Spring". *Ü*
Sheep Shape" hexagon quilt (featured on the cover of Quiltmaker earlier this year), and as I'm always looking for ways to simplify... construction for this sweet little block could not be any easier!
First, it's all cut out with my fabulous AccuQuilt die-cutter using Rose of Sharon dies. (Don't worry if you don't have one, the patterns are also located on p.75 of the magazine!) It's all machine-applique'd with a blanket stitch and includes my favorite dimensional die-cut fabric flowers, leaves, ears and topknot; even the embroidery is all machine-stitched.
To make these soft, pliable, double-sided, non-raveling fabric 3-D applique' shapes, click to see the full >> TUTORIAL <<.
Now, what to do with your cute little block? Here are a couple of ideas:
Single table topper/wall hanging:
Or rearrange the elements to make a sweet little runner/wall hanging scene:
And of course it will be cute as a full quilt, too!
GIVEAWAY INFO: Win your own copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol 10, plus a little stack of 5" Basics from Riley Blake Designs and package of Heat n Bond Ultrahold for you to create your own dimensional applique'! Leave a comment here, and of course you are welcome to follow along via email, facebook, bloglovin, etc, but that's not a requirement to enter the contest. What's your favorite method of applique'? I'll select a winner on Saturday morning. A second winner will receive Volume 10 directly from Quiltmaker.
Be sure to visit the other designers on this blog tour for more prize-winning opportunities and creative inspiration! Here's a sneak peek of what's in store:
Check in at Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures blog, every day this week for the daily blog tour schedule and even more giveaways, including the actual signed blocks from this collection!
Good luck, and thanks for playing along! (Be sure to inlcude an email address if you are a no-reply blogger). Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see you again soon!