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Garden Party

Each year The Quilt Show features a Block of the Month. It is an exclusive pattern available only to those of us who pay the annual subscription of $49. This is the third one I have worked on. thinking to give them as wedding quilts to my grandchildren—plenty of time–the oldest is not yet 12.

This year I chose a printed linen as the background fabric. It is wobbly and ravels easily, making it a significant challenge to work with. I opted to not do any of the pieced blocks, focusing just on the applqiue.

Applique is not my forte—but I decided to try machine applique with turned edges.

This is the center.

You can also see the rest of my messy work area.

There were more blocks on the right and left side; those are done–a few more berries to add to one of them. After looking at this for several days, I decided I did not like those top and bottom middle blocks, replaced them with the printed linen. I’m contemplating adding some applique to those blocks.

The border is on. and I’m pleased with what I see.

I don’t have a large enough space to show the entire top until after I have quilted it. That will be a challenge as custom quilting is not my forte either. The intended grand-daughter is just 5 so no rush!

Tomorrow the 2023 Block of the Month will be revealed; I’ve seen a tiny image of it and a few detail photos but I’m eager to see it.

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