Several of my friends saw this block. They thought it looked fine, but I just wasn't satisfied and thought I could do better.
So, I made another one and this block is much better looking.
Most of my blocks have the red/black/gold-beige combination. I have a few red & black blocks and some red & gold blocks, but this is the only beige & black block.
What do you think? Which block do you like best?
I was eager to see how long it would take me to applique this block because . . .
There are 20 blocks in this quilt. The two blocks I've made were both appliqued in seven days. If I could keep up that pace, I would have the blocks completed in 10 weeks, but we all know that won't happen. Maybe someday?
I'm not into the Row by Row craze that sweeps the quilting world in the summer. I just don't have the time to participate and most of the row blocks are overwhelming to me with the amount of machine applique involved.
However, Yoder Department Store's rows are for people like me. My favorite of their row's is the 2014 block. The 2014 block came in the four seasons and you could choose which season you wanted. I bought an Autumn kit and sewed it up. It has been hanging in my kitchen since the fall of 2014.
We had guests last spring and the wife kept admiring the wallhanging. When I had purchased my kit, I had bought an extra one thinking this would make a nice gift for someone. I pulled out the leftover fabric from my block, and between the the leftovers and the new kit, I made these 2 rows, one for a gift, one for a spare gift.
I hope to machine quilt them this week. After the quilting is completed, I'll iron the felted wool applique onto the row.
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