Friday, April 14, 2017

Block 6, Farmhouse Threads and Friends, Summer blog hop!

Good morning stitching friends!

Today is my turn on the hop, thanks to Joyce Weeks, and Rhonda, for switching dates with me. I also want to thank all of you who sent up prayers of comfort for my family.


I was really happy to hear that this would be a patriotic themed quilt hop, because my Husband and I are both Navy Veterans!

Look how young! That was about 34 years ago!

Okay, on to what you have been patiently waiting for! Here is your block #6! I love flowers, and flags......

Click here for your downloadable pattern...

And here is the link for a kit, if you would like one!

Don't forget to place your applique pieces on point! Here are your materials

2"x2" gold wool for star on vase

2 1/4" x 5 1/2" green wool for leaves

1/2" x 5" brown wool for flag pole

3 1/2" x 4 1/2" pumpkin wool for flowers

1 1/2" x 2" blue wool for flower centers

1 1/4" x 1 1/2" dark blue for star field

3" x 7" brown wool for vase

2 1/2" x 3 1/2" red wool for stripes

3 1/2" x 3 1/2" white wool for flag base and white star

3" x 5" green wool cut on bias for stems


Don't forget to reverse the pattern if you plan to fuse. You only need to cut red strips, and lay them on top of the white flag base.

When cutting the green stems....if you cut the whole piece on the bias, you can just cut strait stems, and then curve them as much as you need to, and pin in place. You can also still use a fusible web on this piece.....after you fuse, just cut the strips, peel off the paper and it will still curve to press in place!

Make sure to cut the stems long enough to tuck under the flowers and vase....for the leaves, I just butted them up close to the stems.

If you use a fusible, or want to try one...I love the "soft fuse" and do have some on my website! The next block will be at with Kathi Cambell, next Friday!


Happy stitching, and Happy Easter,