The block I'm requesting is very simple. It was subconsciously inspired I think by someone making an Aerial Grove quilt on Instagram even though mine will end up pretty different. I'm calling it the PoP block for now because the circles kind of remind me of bubbles. (I also considered "Islands" but I don't really love islands so that made it seem icky. But "Islands in the Stream" is now on repeat in my head.)
For One (1) 12.5 in PoP block:
- 1 - Provided 12.5in square of Cloud 9 Organic Cirrus Solids in Rain
- 4 - Scraps of AWESOME fabric (roughly 5.5 x 5.5)
- You may use 4 prints or 3 prints and 1 solid.
- The fabrics don't have to "go" with each other.
- Use 4 different fabrics.
- I folded my background square into quarters and gave it a light pressing as to mark my 4 quadrants. (The fold lines can still be seen in the photo above.)
- I traced a roughly 5in circle onto my scraps of print fabric and cut them out.
- Some of them I cut 1/4in outside of the marked like and some I cut just on the line to give me some variation in size.
- The circles do not have to be perfect, but they can be. If you want them to be free-form let them be - if you are a precise person then they can be precise!
- Use your preferred method of applique to finish the block (except for reverse - no reverse applique!). If you are using a method where the thread will show, please use white thread.
- I prefer the Needle-Turn hand sewing method. This is a great video. (I used this on the block above and it really went pretty quickly.)
- If you prefer a machine method check out this video.
|Yeah, the edges are stringy, oh well.|