Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Midget Block #81 - Windflowers

Aligning the applique pieces
This block is just so adorable in person! I opted for doing a combination of hand applique and machine piecing and I worked on it over a few days. I would pick it up to do the hand applique while I was sitting around watching TV. I just love the purple fabrics that I used - two of them are from scraps of fabric that I used in quilts for other family members.

I probably could have done a better job with the alignment when I machine pieced it but I am okay with it. I think that once the block is in the quilt and it gets washed then all of the edges of the applique will soften and blend better.

When I look at it close up, I can see the applique block that I worked on one evening without good light. Just a little bit of trivia that I might remember at some point long after the quilt is finished and being enjoyed!


Cathy said...

These blocks are all so cute, but this one especially.Just how midget are they?

Quilter Kathy said...

That's a really fun little block...just so sweet!

audrey said...

Very sweet block! Your little bit of trivia will be a funny memory. It's called the human touch.:)

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

Really a cute block! I love that purple feathery fabric too! Great job! Love sis

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love your thought that how the edges will soften and blend better after watching ... that's my mantra on the storm at sea that I'm currently quilting! I paper pieced it, but I still had a time of sewing the blocks together. :-o