Teal String Applique Flower Block
12½" x 12½" quilt block
When I was making my mosaic for the month of February I saw that Angela at soscrappy had listed the Rainbow Scrappy color for March. The color is called either teal or aqua, I usually go with teal and I decided to make a teal string applique flower block.
My scrap box only had a few narrow strips of teal so I had to raid my fat quarters. I love teal.....hmmmm....I seem to say that with all colors!
I made another one of my string flower blocks and then added a border of HSTs. I have had several people ask about a pattern and I hope to have it done by next Saturday showing several different ways to cut the HSTs.
For my Rainbow Scraps I decided to use my AccuQuilt and the GO Value die - this die comes free with the GO but not with the GO Baby. I actually bought my GO on Ebay and didn't get any dies with it so I bought this die.
It cuts 2 inch squares, half square triangles (HSTs) and 4 inch squares (finished sizes). As you can see I am just cutting the HSTs so I cut my fabric into 3 ½ inch strips and then fold the fabric to cover the section of the die I want to cut.
The dog eared corners make it very easy to use. I am using my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine, it is my favorite!
Last month I did the pink block and in January I did a larger one in blue. I have decided for now that I like the smaller block. I haven't finished the applique on the flowers yet....hopefully I'll get that done by next week.
I need to pull out all the blocks that I made last year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I know I have Crossroads block and tutorial and string spools I haven't done anything with so far.
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