My Learners Quilt has 15 blocks planned for it. So far I've done 4 bowties blocks, one for each corner. A cobble stone block for the center with all the types of materials in it. A 4 Diamond block for pping and a Birds in Flight block again for the pping. Then I have a machine appliqued heart block and a 3 butterfly hand appliqued butterfly block. Now I'm stumped as to what to do for the rest of the blocks.
Is it possible to do a stained glass block or would a 9 inch block be to small for that technique?
I've decided against a reverse applique at this time. Those are just scary.
I'd really appreciate any advice.
Stained glass block of 9" would be okay! Just pick a simple design rather than one with a lot of details. It would work well.
Reverse applique might work well, too, if you pick a simple design. Perhaps a flower. If you use machine applique, and (water soluble) glue the pieces in prior to sewing them, you can accomplish this with less headache. (When the piece is washed after quilting, the glue dissolves.)
Here is a site, to look a various blocks that might work with your quilt -
If my count is right, you have 11 done and only need four more, right?
A Learners quilt aka Sampler quilt can be anything you want to do!
Good luck! Can't wait to see your finished quilt, or even if you want to show what you have so far would be great too.
I am currently working on my ninth block. That's the one with the hand applique. No suprise it's taking awhile.
I'm excited by the thought of doing a stained glass. I have a picture of a simple owl. Would that work?
Sure it can work :D:D:D
Draw it out to the size you want on paper.
If it can be drawn, it can be sewn :wink:
I love the dragon flys in your avatar :D:D:D
Thankyou I saw the picture somewhere and just loved it so I down loaded it. Now of course I can't remember where I saw it.
The owl came out great. But I'll know not to work with tiny pieces for further applique. It was so hard zig zagging around those tiny feet.
Here is a pic.
Sorry it's so out of focus. I'm not a photographer for sure.
Now I'm on my last block and I want a charm block but I've got a problem. I have used 11 fabrics in the quilt plus the black that I want for the sashing and boarder. Do I use the black in the block so that I have 12 fabrics for the 9 inch block? And if so what pattern will work. I've got fabric spread out all over the dinningroom and can't figure out a thing.
Some samplers incorporate all or just some of the same fabrics in all of the blocks. Lay out your blocks and then look at your last pattern, then decided how many of them you will need. It really is up to you and what looks good to your eye :D:D:D
I love your owl block!!! :D:D:D
So far I have to say it is my favorite. So are you saying that the charm block can be any pattern?
I finished all the blocks and started cutting the sashing. I'm short the outer boarders. So I'm off to JoAnn's to get 2 yards of black material. I really didn't want to spend any more money on this quilt but I'm not stopping now.