Block #52 – Coneflower

20160816_154309.jpgThis one was downright easy! And the one after this is patchwork so I’m hoping it’s also in the easy category.

Block # 52 is an appliqued block if that isn’t obvious.  Like the ones before it, I cut out the paper copy of each piece, then traced around each piece onto the Heat ‘n Bond – did I ever mention that I completely misunderstood and bought an entire bolt of that stuff?  I’ll be passing that along to my grandchildren in 30 years!

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The only hard part of this block was when I was stitching around the edges and yet another bobbin busted open. I really need to quit buying bobbins at JoAnn’s and stick with the LQS where I bought my machine.

I had an easy time deciding on fabrics for this one so after I had everything laid out, I sewed a blanket stitch around all the edges, shortening the width to 2.0 for everything except the stem. It took a little longer because there was a lot of stopping and starting since that stitch starts from the right and works to the left; I worked my way around the petals in the same order and then just slipped threads when I was done.

20160816_115648.jpgAnd…my big news of the day is my friend’s husband made a wooden ruler holder for me that is 24″ long!  I had one sort of like this before but it was a lot shorter and didn’t come close to holding very many rulers.  I set it on the cutting board to take the picture to give you an idea of how large it is but I moved it into its regular spot after this. I love it!

 

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  1. kathyreeves says:

    Great storage tool. I like the colors for your cone flower.

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    1. Thank you! I have to admit, I have no idea what real colors are in a cone flower. I guess I could’ve looked that up!

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      1. kathyreeves says:

        Nah, this is a quilt, have fun with it!

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  2. What a charming block, especially with the blanket stitch. Your friend’s husband needs to market that ruler holder.

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    1. Thank you! I think he could make some money selling those! She works at a quilt store so maybe the owner would be interested in selling them. My longest ruler is 24″ so it’s really nice to have one that fits the length; it kept getting knocked out of the short one I had before.

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  3. They are not any easier, we are just getting better!:). Great job. I love the new ruler too:)

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    1. Yes! That must be it – we’re getting better!

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