By Dawn, Aug 15 2018 09:30AM
A heartfelt welcome to our Block of the Month, if you're joining us for the first time you can find all the patterns for earlier blocks on the Sweetest Things Sampler page. (Plus Kits containing the materials used throughout the tutorials also available in store.)
Both myself and Michelle from CreativeBlonde are delighted to have you along. We've been taking turns designing the blocks, and this months' beautiful block and tutorial is by Michelle, it's absolutely gorgeous!
Michelle's beautiful block features lovely cool refreshing drinks, an icecream, and the prettiest finishing touches, just the thing on a hot summer's day.
Enjoy x X
Block 7 - Quench your thirst
Tutorial and templates by Michelle Roberts from CreativeBlonde
Designed for the Sweetest Things Sampler
10 ½” Finished appliqued block, before joining to other blocks
Please read through all the instructions, before starting on your block x
Materials – Scrap buster
11” square Ivory fabric
11” square for the backing (if doing QAYG)
Scraps of pink, green, blue, floral, red and brown (Caroline fabric from Honeybee Cloths)
11” square of wadding (if doing QAYG)
10 ½” piece of Vlieseline H250 stabilizer
10” square of Vlieseline Bondaweb
Gutermann threads colours: 1295 and 7009
Cutting – from the templates
1 Brown Ice cream cone and wafer curl
1 floral long glass juice
1 small green juice
1 small lime
1 blue umbrella
2 pink straws
Friction erasable marker pen
Washable marker pencil
Basic sewing supplies: 505 basting spray or pins; Quilting ruler, rotary cutter/scissors, cutting mat
Trace the ‘templates for fabric’ shapes onto the Bondaweb, using a pencil. (templates have been reversed already for you).
Cut them out roughly, and fuse to the chosen fabrics, cut out accurately.
Take your 11” Ivory fabric, and pin the main template underneath, use a light box or hold up to a window, use a Friction erasable pen to transfer the design onto the fabric.
Once your happy with your design, go over it with a washable fabric marker pen, and fuse fabric applique pieces in place, using the template as a positioning guide. Fuse the Vlieseline H250 stabilizer to the reverse of the block.
Using the Friction erasable marker pen, add back in the details, this will help when you begin the free motion embroidery.
Using a grey thread, sew around each applique, using your free motion foot (don’t forget to drop the feed dogs on your machine) and add the details to the lime, ice cream cone, umbrella and straws
Gentle wash to remove the marks, dry and press.
Your block is now complete.
If you want to go ahead with the QAYG* method, place wadding on the reverse of your block. For the 3 layer QAYG method, spray baste the 11” backing fabric and place on top of wadding, or use pins to hold the backing in place.
( *For more information on QAYG, please refer to the Quilt Construction section, and layer your quilt as required.)
Using a metallic thread, free motion quilt around the ice cubes, add details to the ice-cream whip and add a sparkler to the centre cocktail. Press to remove all markings.
Congratulations you’ve finished Block 7 – quench your thirst
Please share your gorgeous blocks on Instagram using the hashtag #sweetestthingssampler, both myself (Michelle) and Dawn are so excited to see your blocks.
You can find me on Instagram @creativeblonde66 and on Facebook @creativeblonde66.
Come on over and visit my blog for more sewing tutorials at www.creativeblonde.co.uk
Thanks for joining in with this exciting quilt-a-long
x creativeblonde x