My dear friend Stephanie from Peas In A Pod sent me this lovely block. She knows how much I like applique and said that she thought of me when she saw this at a recent quilt show. I love, love, love this. It is reverse applique and I admire its maker.
This is a closer look at the block. The blue background square is just a little over 5 ½ inches. The inside green square is just 2 ½ inches. Can you imagine doing all this reverse applique and embroidery on just a 2 ½ inch square? I cannot get over the beautiful work. I can’t see any stitches and the circles are so round and even. Whoever did this is an expert! Stephanie said I could do anything I wanted with the block. Her suggestions included – put it on a pillow, a purse front, in a quilt. However, I am on a search for the perfect picture frame because I have just the spot for it on a wall in my new bathroom. Thank you so much Stephanie for such a thoughtful gift!
Alamosa Quilter has a nice tutorial for a Trash Bag. I thought I’d make up a few of these as Christmas Gifts. I know. Sounds funny...a trash bag for Christmas. But I could put a roll of tall bags in it, or fill it with cookies, or a stack of crochet dishcloths, or applique napkins. There are any number of ideas to go inside these little bags. I want one for my car.
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