|Bloom Block Two Applique|
The Bloom sew-along (a.k.a. Calico Days sew-along) is underway and we are two weeks and two blocks in.
|Bloom Block One|
There are many ways to undertake the applique for these blocks. Lori Holt seems to favour the ‘sew-to-interfacing-turn-it-out-and-then-sew-to-background-square’ – a method I have used before as in my Valentine Box from last year:
|Interfaced backed heart applique|
However, I prefer the quick-fuse method for this sew-along as I find I can get sharper points on the shapes. Besides which it is much quicker. (You can find lots of hints and tips on quick fuse applique here.) But whichever way you applique the flowers you are sure to enjoy the Bloom blocks.
|Sharper points on Bloom Block One with quick fuse applique|
I'm using my blocks to create a bed runner and a couple of bed pockets (stitched to a fitted valance to hold my book, glasses and tablet).
|Bloom Block Two|
As with all sew-alongs, I shall be stitching my blocks together as I go along. But I know already, this is going to be one pretty quilted runner.
|Block Block Four (I jumped ahead)|
If you fancy joining in – even for just a block or two – then pop over to Riley Blake (PDF) or Lori Holt for more details.
Until next time ......