Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Sampler quilt block #4 - Celtic Applique

Making this block was quite a challenge.  

I had all the fabric cut, placed the applique pattern on the block of fabric, started to make the binding strips and that's when I realized I was stuck...  I did not have the right tools to create the 1/8" binding strips, so I had to improvise.  

After I stitched the binding and took it to the ironing board, I used a cooking skewer to open up the binding to create a tube to make it easier to iron flat with the stitches at the back.   It worked great!   So many times I have thought of throwing it away, I've never used it, and it was just tucked away in a drawer in my kitchen, finally found a good use for it now :-)
Other finished blocks:







2 comments:

Karin said...

Your block is simply beautiful! 10 out of 10 for innovasion!

FarahLin said...

Love this block!

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