I chose my shiniest fabric I could find in my stash.
Here is my version of the block.
The gold fabric is supposed to be wrinkly, don’t laugh.
Tip for this block.
Read the instructions carefully, measure twice, cut once and place your shapes carefully.
In saying that, this is your block, use your creative license.
Now that I have made the block, I would probably have not used some of the shiny slippery fabric, as it slid around to much and drove me crazy.
Quilt as you go…
Because this block s applique, I decided to appplique once I made up the quilt sandwich. In the same way, that I made block 1. As you applique through all the layers, you will be quilting it at the same time.
Use any applique stitch you feel comfortable with. By hand or machine.
In block 1, I used a satin stitch. But chose a machine blanket stitch for the memory block. To show how this looks, I used white thread throughout, so that it is visible.
Stitch around all the pieces with your chosen stitch.
I made a mistake below and forgot to lengthen my stitch.
To finish of the block, I echo stitched around the bottom edges of the ornaments, to fill in the large white spaces.
The Hosts for the Quilt Along
Please go and have a look at all the hosts posts today. Each of the host will be making all the blocks throughout the Quilt Along and will be providing tips and hints to help you along they way. Plus they will help answer any questions you may have. And it will be awesome to see all the different fabric that is being used by every host, to help you make a decision for your own.
Post your links in the next 2 weeks to be able to wind these prizes. A new set of prizes will be up for grabs for each block being released.
Add your link on Jennifer Fulton’s blog The Inquiring Quilter If you don’t have a blog, you can still enter the giveaway by posting you block on Instagram with the #iwishyouamerryqal and in the Facebook group – I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along with the #iwishyouamerryqal. I can’t wait to see everybody’s blocks.