To Everything There Is A Season…Block 7

Here it is the beginning of another month and that means it’s time to post the next block of a block-of -the-month I launched back in April.  To see the last 6 blocks, click here.

For those that have ordered the patterns, thank you very much!!  I am really overwhelmed by the positive response to the patterns.  I’ll answer some FAQs…there will be 12 blocks in total.  The blocks measure 18″ x 18″ without the seam allowance.  There is be a beautiful center medallion that combines elements of all the blocks.  It is spectacular!  And, finally, there will be outer borders.  The finished size should approximately 90″ square.

There are 2 ways to order the pattern, which are available on my website.  You can purchase a full size paper pattern and I will send it to you in the mail.  The cost is $10.00 and includes shipping in Canada and the US and also includes a colour picture of the block or….you can purchase the downloadable pattern for $7.00.  Some people have had trouble downloading the pattern (you will need Adobe Reader to download the patterns) and for those people, I sent a 6 page PDF of the pattern which seems to have worked well.  This month I have included the 6 page PDF in the link. along with the full-size pattern and a colour picture.  Hopefully that works for everyone!

So….here is the block!

Apple Basket

I must admit this block intimidated me because of the shading and I just didn’t know if I could carry it off.  I procrastinated all month long (not like me at all!) and when we came back from Barbados I finally started the block.  That way, I only had one week to make the block.  Talk about pressure, but sometimes that is the only way to get things done!!  Can anyone relate to that?

So I started (very cautiously) with some leaves…

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…then I added a few apples and thought they looked pretty darn good!

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So good, in fact, that I added a whole basket full of them.

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I knew I had some wood grain fabric left over from a BOM I did about 10 years ago and I searched my sewing room until I found it.

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Next, I added the straw…..

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…and finally, a sweet little bird!

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Til next time…

Kerry