These are the last 4 blocks I completed for the CW BOM.
July has proven to be a very hectic month for me. Although I've managed to work on some hand piecing & applique' I haven't had much time for blogging or machine sewing.
Here are the first 4 Reverse Applique' blocks I've made for a Dutch Treat quilt. Most of the blocks in this quilt will be made from the "waterlilies" multi-colored batik, but I thought I'd toss in a few purple & green blocks for a little pop & sparkle.
I didn't get much sewing done this week due to an annoying head cold. Up until yesterday, my Civil War block was all that I'd done. Now that I'm feeling a bit better, I was determined to accomplish something today. My pile of Jane blocks had gotten way too high so I decided it was time to take the first 4 rows and sew them together.
I've been sewing the sashing strips to each of the blocks as I go - as seen here. It was fairly quick and very easy to sew each of the rows together this way. The best part was that I didn't have to deal with sewing long skinny sashing strips between the rows - and the blocks & sashings all lined up and fit together nicely.
Here is Jane taking a quick rest on the couch. Just a few random blocks left to complete in the next couple rows and I'll be able to sew those together too.
Wishing you all a Happy Independance Day and lovely weekend!
My name is Doreen aka Aunt Reen.
I've been a passionate quilter for 30+ years.
I love all aspects of quilting and find great joy in teaching and in learning from other Quilters. I am especially fond of sewing small scale quilt blocks and also enjoy applique'.