Bed of Roses – Block 6

Here we are at the half-way mark!  We have stitched 6 blocks (and a few corner triangles and side triangles) and so now we only have 6 more blocks to go!

I have said it before and I will say it again…these blocks are easy and very suitable for a beginner.  You can use whichever method of applique you choose.  I use the freezer paper with starch method.  You can check out my videos here.  Always good for a laugh!

Block 6 started out a little differently than the previous blocks.  The leaves were glued in place first and then the bias stems.DSCN7390

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Next, I added some simple leaves.

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And some pretty pink flowers with yellow centers.  I love the added detail of these yellow centers.  The square edges give some contrast to all the curvy pieces.

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I decided to work on the center section.  The yellow piece is the most challenging piece in this block, but you shouldn’t have any problems with it!  As I mentioned earlier, I use freezer paper as a template and press the seam allowance over the template with starch and a mini-iron.  When I am done prepping the piece, I pop the freezer paper out.  It is that simple!!

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Now I add a small drop of Roxanne’s glue to each petal and place it on the block.

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It’s starting to look impressive, no?  (I bet you are saying to yourself…”I bet I can do this!!”)

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So, next, I prepped these pieces and stitched them in place.

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I don’t like to add all the circles at once.  I find the thread can get tangled up in the circles that are glued in place and not stitched yet.  So first I added the dark circles and stitched them.

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I added the lighter circles in each section and stitched them in place, one section at a time.   Sometimes I like to break things down in parts or sections.  That way I don’t get overwhelmed:)

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One more section to go.  Yippee!  I have come to the conclusion that Bruin is my Vanna White.

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And, finally!  Here is the finished block.  Beautiful!

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So here are all 6 blocks, which are available on my website Simple Bird Studio.  I also sell all of the notions I use including my favourite mini-iron.

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I have been slowly working away on Trail Mix, a pattern designed by Laundry Basket Quilts, which is available on Craftsy.  The online class is awesome with lots of helpful hints on how to use up those scraps.

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Til next time…..

Kerry

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5 thoughts on “Bed of Roses – Block 6

  1. Your work is way beyond awesome! I love your blog, just wish you’d write more each time. We’d all love to read what’s going on in your world, your thought processes-why you do the work you do. Wish I could do this quilt, but I have way too much on my plate.
    Hope you’re having a great week.

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