This block was released almost two weeks ago here as part of the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long. I finally finished it. If you remember from one of my latter posts here, I had just picked out my fabrics for this block. As what usually happens just before I cut, I changed my mind. So now I give you my completed block.
I think it will go nicely with the Santa Belt that I finished.
This was my first attempt at doing a blanket stitch on the machine to applique those ornaments down. I think I did well for my first time.
But I added some stabilizer to the back and away I stitched. It stayed put nicely and didn’t pull in from the sides. I was impressed….until I turned it over.
Tu-Na Quilts: Block 5 Unveiled for the I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long (Sept. 12th) Block 5 is revealed tomorrow (actually midnight eastern time. I hope you stop back to see mine. It’s a cute pattern and one I’m sure you’ll want to make…several times.
Tu-Na Quilts: The Reveal of the Listed Loot
Tu-Na Quilts: The Reveal of What Was Added to the List (a.k.a. The Big Splurge)
Tu-Na Quilts: The Reveal of My 2017 Quilt MN Shop Hop Fabric and a Bit More About the Designer
Tu-Na Quilts: A Few Words from Tu-Na Helper
Tu-Na Quilts: It’s All Out of the Bag (A Wrap up of the 2017 Quilt MN Shop Hop)
What I Learned Today:
- Think twice before doing a blanket stitch using stabilizer. I had no problem tearing away the stabilizer from the straight stitch side but the other side is awful to remove.
- It’s ok to change my mind. I am glad I changed my mind about the fabrics for this block.
Question: Do you stabilize your applique or not? I don’t like how satin stitches on an applique pulls in the fabric but maybe the blanket stitch wouldn’t have done that anyway.
Thanks for stopping by and do come again.
Karen, Tu-Na Quilts
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