This month judysew4th launched our new “Block of the Month” pattern for you to piece along with us.
The pattern is called a “Modern Welcome” so we were bemused when she used a pineapple motif for the applique block
… that is until she told us the story about the importance of the pineapple to the American colonial southern hostess.
It is a fascinating story, so do go back to read the story.
Our Block of the Month has been planned to give you an opportunity to use each of the four Cotton Mako’ thread weights.
Starting with this month, we recommend that you use Cotton Mako’ 50 to machine blanket stitch, raw edge or needleturn applique the designs.
To highlight the potential of this pattern, each of us at Always Quilting will be sewing along using our own fabrics and alternative applique blocks.
Ladybirdee has started with a pretty bird applique
Knitsnquilts is looking ahead, using a Christmas tree applique
I am planning to use my wall hanging in my sewing room.
If you haven’t already started your wall hanging, the applique patterns are available for download
(You do not need to register or “sign in” to access the patterns using this link. Once the page opens, simply use the “More Options” arrow, to the right of each file, to preview or download that file)
We would love you to sew along with us.
There will be several chances to win some wonderful raffle prizes just by sending us photos of your WIP (Work in Progress) after Month 5 and again with photos of your finished top after Month 10!