Appliquilt Strippy Flowers

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Remember this little teaser? Well here are the 4 completed blocks.

Applique flowers on string blocks

I really want to do some free motion quilting on them but I need to decide how I want to lay the blocks out and what color of sashing………any ideas?

Applique flowers on string blocks

This one is done with a blanket stitch and pebbling in the center of the flower.

Applique flowers on string blocks

This rest of them are done with a free motion stitch – looks like I took this photo before I finished the center of the flower.

I first did some appliquilt about 14 years ago when I was sewing little heart ties to put on Longaberger baskets. I cut a heart shape out and then put it on a larger heart of muslin, added batting and backing and free motion quilted it. I didn’t want to zigzag around the small heart so tried catching it in my free motion stitches.

I will have to see if I can find one and show it. I have seen it done quite a bit anymore and it is fun.

Applique flowers on string blocks

It is really fun just playing with the flowers, leaves and circles.

Applique flowers on string blocks

The last one for today, I couldn’t resist adding that extra squiggle in the pink polka dot.

Applique flowers on string blocks

Last week I won a Accuquilt Go! Baby from Laura at Artfabrik and have received it already!

Unfortunately I didn’t win any dies so I can’t use it until I buy a cutting mat and a die. Thank you Laura!

Now I just need to find a good sale. I really want the 3.5″ Drunkard’s Path, the 4″ HST and the Rose of Sharon dies…….oh shoot….I want them all!

Can’t wait to try it out!

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  1. I gotta try this applique stuff soon. What do you have besides the blanket stitch in place. Any backing or anything?

    Gorgeous work!

  2. I love the excitement that the pink suiqqlies gives that block! Great idea!

    Lucky you for winning a GO! I have been signing up but still haven't won one. One of these days though…

    Thanks for playing along on the Sew Along!

  3. Love this idea of the flowers on the strippy block , really looks sweet and your free motion treatments look great . For some reason pink popped into my head for sashings and I like them on point.

  4. These are really cute – love them on point! You could surround each one with different scrappy colours and then join them on point or alternate them with other scrappy strip blocks of colour – how many are you making? The four you have would make a great table runner or cushion or table topper – more would make a lovely quilt! Nice work!

  5. I love your flowers! And congrats on winning the GO! Baby. As far as dies are concerned – I got some generic ones for strips – squares – triangles – and circles. I figured I would make more quilts from those shapes than any of the other "one-trick pony" dies. Just how many "Drunkard's Path" quilts are you going to make anyway? Just sayin'…..


  6. I loved the flowers last week, but with the extra stitching they really POP. Congratulations on winning a GO cutter. I love mine, and collecting dies for it has been a long slow process.

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