I know we are a day early for this BOM, but JM has been busy travelling and hasn’t had a chance to write a blog post for tonight, so we decided to give you all an extra day to sew this months BOM’s.
This month we are going to re-visit a block that we did this time last year. I was very successful and looked really great when made up into quilts.
Here is a quilt that has been made up into a quilt from last years BOM’s.
Now we do have some requests…. Please Please NO PINKS, NO PURPLES, NO FLORALS (Except Australian Wildflowers). Please use a plain fabric for the background (tone on tone is OK). Then for the Australia please use an Aussie fabric or fabric that represents Australian life. (ie: thongs, beaches).
First you need to cut yourself a 9″ square in your background fabric. No photo of that , I think you can work that out.
This is an applique block and you are welcome to do it by machine ore by hand up to you. You need to get yourself a fusible product. JM and I use Visoflex because that is what our stores sell.
There is a comprehensive tutorial on applique on the blog so if you are a beginner or want some more tips head to The Tutorial listings on the blog and scroll down to the kangaroo applique lesson.
The template that you need for this month’s block is also on the blog so head to The Tutorial listings on the blog scroll down til you see it and download and print the template. It should look like this.
Centre you OZ and Tassie on your background fabric.