It’s that time again! Time to post the next block of “To Everything There Is A Season”, a block-of-the-month I launched in April. The first 4 blocks are available on my website. There will be 12 blocks in total and a centre medallion and borders. You have your choice of a paper pattern mailed to you, or a digital copy that I will email to you.
This block was an absolute delight to make! I am going to show you a few tricks to make this block go really smoothly. First, this is how I make my really skinny bias stems. I make a piece of bias using my 1/4″ bias maker.
Next, I iron it half lenthwise to set the fold. I run a line of glue down the centre of the strip…
…and finger press it in half. As you can see, it really is skinny compared to a “regular” 1/4″ stem. It also has some “dimension”.
It really is a lot easier to construct these flowers “off block”. To do that, I build the flowers on my applique pressing sheet. I actually glue the pieces to the appliue pressing sheet and wait for the glue to dry. Then I just peel the flowers off…..admire it….and then pop it in place!
So, next I added the dainty little blue and pink flowers and some purple berries…
The tiny pink buds just made my heart sing!
And, of course, no summer bouquet is complete without a bee….bzzzzzz!
Til next time…
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Those little pink buds make my heart sing too!
It’s taking all if my self discipline to not add this project to my life right now. I declared this year as my year for finishing unfinished projects, and I’m really getting somewhere. If I do two a month for the rest of the year, I can be finished, which would be a glorious thing. (I started that list 5 years ago!). I love this, though. It may be calling my name in January!
Hi Wendi: Keep finishing those projects. That way you have room for a few new ones!
I’m afraid that when you get to the squirrel, it’s going to do me in;)
Oh I think so, too!
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Gorgeous happy colours – so cheerful for us in the middle of winter. Thanks for the inspiration!
One word comes to mind… Wow!
I’ve been agonizing over a block that I wanted add “super skinny stems” and your post was just the nudge I needed. I can’t wait to get home and fold my “big” 1/4″ bias strips in half.
Glad I could help. I love using this method because it is so easy, but I love how thick the stems are!