up is a paper-pieced block by Handiwerx which became Block 96 of my Block-a-Day
project. This pattern went together relatively
easily. There were no spots to appliqué
so I indulged in a little red polka dot fabric.
The only thing to watch for is that you match the head and shoulder
seams when joining the head and body. The
original pattern has embroidered legs but I was happy to leave them off – ‘less
is more’ as they say.
though, it just has to be patchwork.
That is where the second block, Block 98, comes into play. This block is by Apple Avenue Quilts.
As you can see the original block holds four ladybugs in a
12” square but, as I am using only scraps for my Block-a-Day, I chose to
make one quarter – in other words, one ladybug on a 6” block.
The patchwork went together quickly and
easily and I have to say, I loved making it and I love the look of it. I used black linen scraps for the head, stripe and
spots and a small dotty red for the body.
Isn’t she a beauty? I think a bed quilt made up of this block mixed with a flower block would look so pretty - perfect for a little girl's bedroom or nursery.
you have it – two lovely blocks using two different methods. Both were a delight to make but, if I had to
choose, the patchwork bug wins by a wingtip.