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Backgammon Reverse Applique Block

Backgammon Reverse Applique Block

The latest pattern from the Play with me Quilt Along.

Alida from Twelogdesign is the designer and quilt along leader for these patterns.

This is my attempt.

The latest pattern from the Play with me Quilt Along

Now, I will be completely honest with you. This was the first time I tried reverse applique …. and I didn’t like it. But after having a chat with Alida, I will try this technique again on a different pattern, I might change my mind.

I chose two bright colors for the triangles behind a plain blue foreground. As an afterthought, i probably should have chosen a more vibrant color.

Each block in this quilt along, teaches you a new technique and a different way to quilt a motive on the pattern.

The quilting bit I haven’t tried yet. I am still deciding to wait to finish all the patterns, or quilt as you go.

These were the previous two patterns I have made so far.

Backgammon Reverse Applique Block Backgammon Reverse Applique Block

All the patterns can be found by clicking on the link below.

Backgammon Reverse Applique Block

Please go an have a look at what Alida has on her blog and hopefully you will join us for this fun quilt along.


Tomorrow I will post my finished quilt for the Ipad quilt along I took part in, all these patterns are still free and there are people joining every day to join in the fun.


Plus some other quilt and sew along catch up photos, from

  • My Favorite things Block of the month
  • X-files Quilt and sew along
  • Sunbonnet Sue and Sam travels the world
  • And some information about the Fantastic Beasts Quilt Along happening in October


Don’t forget that the Minions quilt along is starting soon on Fandom in Stitches.


Have an awesome crafty week.


Nine Mens Morris

Nine Mens Morris

The second block for the Play with me Quilt Along is done, Alida revealed it last week Monday.

Here is mine. I enjoyed making this one, paper piecing is my favorite form of making a quilt blocks. And this one was super easy. Somehow I managed to miss getting the seams lined up, and will be sorting that out for the perfectionist in me.

I have to confess, I have never heard of Nine Mens Morris.

Alida, has kindly added the how to play, and rules for each block, so I will be learning how to play it soon, and she will add how to make the play pieces for the block soon.

Nine Mens Morris

If you want to sew along, click on the logo below to join us. There will be 9 blocks altogether. It never to late to join in the fun.

PlayWithMeLogoBelow is my first block for the quilt along.

Block one

Then lastly don’t forget, the Nuts about blog hop is still going strong. Marian from Seams To Be Sew is giving away a free pattern every day, a super cute Valentines Owl is available today.


And there are the following bloggers showing off their craftyness.

Batts In The Attic
Life In The Scrapatch
Quilting Affection
In The Boon Docks

And don’t forget, my two patterns is still available for free download for the duration of the blog hop, click on the pictures below to download the patterns, it will take you to google drive.

The BB-8 Droid from Star Wars.

droid 2

The Duck Pond Baby Quilt. (without the name)duckies quilt

That’s it for today.

Have a great day and a crafty week.



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Checkerboard – Play with me QAL

Wow, we are into out second week of January already. And what a first week it was. Busy, busy, busy.

In between many other things, I decided to tackle the Play with me QAL with alidatweloqdesigns.

Alida has 9 wonderful boards to make into either place-mats, zip / roll-up bags and a pick-nick sized quilt.

Each block will showcase a different technique and can be done as a quilt as you go method. I am happy about this, as I have not tried quilt as you go yet. So that will be a first for me.

This one below is the first block, the checkerboard.

This ones used bargello piecing, which was also a first for me. (Which is weird, since I have made way more advanced stuff)

And was a very easy technique to use.

Alida, give very detailed information on each block, how to make the block. And teaches you the technique, in such a way that even absolute beginners can follow along.


I am very excited to see what she has planned for us next.

If you want to quilt along with us, here is the link below.


There isn’t much else I can show at the moment, as I am busy with a commissioned piece that needs to be finished in the next week.

I will show more of that one later.

Till next time.

Thank you to all of my followers for all of your support and lovely comments.