|Block 15 from Japanese Taupe Quilts|
|Block 15 - Patchiqué Style|
So onto this week's appliqué block – Block 75 – ‘Hoya no hana’ (Hoya flower).
|Block 75 from Japanese Taupe Quilts|
Again this is rated medium difficulty because Susan Briscoe (the author of Japanese Taupe Quilts) is a saint and hand-turned all her appliqué. I, on the other hand, would rate this block as easy if using quick-fuse appliqué.
|Block 75 - Patchiqué Style|
Sewing Tip: If you are intending to add some hand-stitching then I would recommend that you cut the background block to 10" instead of the normal 9.5" as the stitching may pull your block slightly smaller. You can then trim the finished block to 9.5" square.
And talking about memories – I blogged last week about the Wishes Quilt Along in support of the ‘Make a Wish’ foundation. The first block was released this week (click here for a link to the free download). I am using Wallflowers fat quarter bundles – both the Poppy and the Primrose collections - by Cluck-Cluck-Sew with Kona 'snow' background.
|Wishes Quilt-Along - Block 1 Flying Kites|
Well this block brought back a memory of Christmas many years ago spent in Southampton Neurological wing as my little four-year-old son underwent brain surgery for a large tumour in the middle of his brain. He was so in awe of Superman and wore his Superman costume all around the hospital. Had I known about the ‘Make a Wish’ foundation then I would’ve asked them to arrange for Superman to pop in to see him. As it was, the hospital had Father Christmas make a personal appearance two days after surgery - another happy memory.
|My son underwent further surgery eleven years later when the tumour grew back|
but he is coping well today with life's challenges.
So if you get the chance I would urge you all not to miss the opportunity to slow down this week – it may just be the perfect moment to create or remember some happy memories.
Sew until next time on the Patchiqué trail when we will be making Blocks 26 and 77..................