So here is this weeks assignment for the quilt-along: make the petal blocks. I'm making a picnic sized quilt, so I had 8 blocks to make, or 32 individual petals. I was so glad when they were all done: it seemed to take forever to make them!!
I decided to do a turned under petal applique, because I knew that if I made them the raw edge way it would always bother me. I did the freezer paper method and glued them on with the Jillily Studio Appli-Glue. It sure is great stuff for getting appliques in place and not having your thread catch on pins while you stitch it down! I tried to machine applique the petals down, but the only matching thread I had was a DMC two ply for hand stitching, and it kept breaking in the machine, so I'm going to have to hand stitch all those petals down: eek!!! That'll take me awhile!
~A close up of the petal block.~
Most of the fabrics are from various Fig Tree Quilts fabric lines, with a few other fabrics added in navy and the greenish blue (the petals above really are more greenish, but this was taken at night.)
And speaking of night, it is ridiculously late, so I'm off to bed!! :-)