Purple String Appliqued Flower Block

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Purple applique string quilt block continues the series of blocks

I am continuing to work on my string pieced applique flower blocks. I just finished up my purple block for this month’s Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I never used to like purple that much but anymore it is growing on me.

Notice how the white string is very noticeable in the photo, when I was string piecing it I didn’t notice this. So many times you can really see things like this when you take a photo. A black and white photo will really show the light and dark fabrics in a block

Appliqued Purple String Flower block tutorial

Purple String Appliqued Flower Block

Here is a closeup of the raw edge applique that I did. Using coordinating fabrics makes it easy to design blocks and a quilt.

Purple String Flower

The post wouldn’t be complete without showing all the blocks so far. You can also see some of the other blocks I have made using purple quilt fabrics.

Purple String Flower

We are off to the lumber store this morning……Builder Bob will start working on a deck in a couple weeks and tomorrow is the last day of a great sale on wood. He will be sorting the wood for 125 good boards…..this will take a couple hours. The wood will then be taken to the job site and I’ll make him take me to lunch. Enjoy your day!

I have continued to make the appliqued flower string blocks and here are a few more of them plus some other posts I think you will like.

Posts you might have missed:

Applique flower string blocks in many different colors
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  1. Your flower blocks are just beautiful! Hope you don't get too many splinters sorting through all those boards. Have a great lunch!

  2. Looking good. I love the way you appliqued the purple flower. When I first saw it, I thought of pleated petals but it's just the stitching. Pleasant surprise!

  3. Connie, how did I miss these?!! They are just so original and charming. What a fab way to show the colors. LeeAnna Paylor lapaylor.blogspot.com

  4. Connie, it seems like a fair exchange to me–a couple hours sorting wood for lunch. Wait, maybe you deserve dinner too!!!?
    The purple block looks great! I don't think the white strip looks out of place at all. Plays nicely with the others. Pictures are funny.

  5. Those are all just gorgeous Connie. I'm sure I don't need to tell you which might be my favorite. ha

    Have a nice Easter.

  6. You are creating a lovely rainbow of flowers just like Nature. Beautiful indeed. Creative Floral Bliss…

  7. These flowers are going to look fantastic in a quilt! I love the variations in design in the hsts in each one!

  8. It's impossible to resist put the blocks together on the wall, isn't it. (I did the same this morning with one of my ongoing rainbow scraps projects.) Your flower quilt will be lovely!

  9. I love your applique flowers (these and the last few ones in posts before)! They are gorgeous. I really like your free-motion applique technique. Very cool!

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