Friday, January 10, 2014

First Block and fabric choices

Just introducing myself - Hilda from Everystitch blogspot. I'm so pleased to have the opportunity to join  you all in making this quilt with patterns so generously provided every month.
The quilt is a stunner isn't it ? - so full of vintage charm and character and I especially love the gorgeous swag border!
I'm not sure whether to call this "Block 1" or "Block A-1" but have used the "Block 1" label for now.
So here is the completed block.

I've gone with repros in red and poison green because I love them and have quite a few in the stash to use up!

I have used the back basting needleturn applique method. It's a method I've enjoyed using before. For me, it is easy,  fuss-free and makes my placement accurate. But I do know there are other methods that work very well too :)
Here are some pics of the process for this block:
Pattern printed and fabrics selected
Tracing the design onto my background - using light box underneath

Starting with the large piece of applique
Thanks so much for the opportunity to make this quilt and ... roll on next month's block!


  1. Fabulous block, I'm back basting mine as well. I have that much done but not any applique stitches yet. Love your colors, so bright and wonderful!

  2. Oh, pretty fabrics, this is going to be fun :)

  3. A wonderful selection of fabrics Hilda!

    A great first block.

  4. Such a beautiful block Hilda - very pretty fabrics too!

  5. So glad you are joining in on the group blog Hilda!!

  6. Very nice, Hilda. Welcome to the group.

  7. Just saying thanks for these nice comments - and I am so glad to be part of this one! BTW the comments seem to be only visible on the blog ie, they don't come to my email - so I guess we need to check back regularly to find them?

  8. I keep being drawn back to your color choices, I really like them. Picking colors has always been my weak skill.

    1. Glad you like them - it always helps to have a large stash to experiment with!

  9. I love all your fabrics! This is going to be a beautiful quilt!