Just Takes 2™ Quilt – August 15 Blocks


If you like circle quilt blocks or want to practice appliqueing curves, this is the Just Takes 2 set of blocks for you!
None of them are terribly difficult but they are a little time consuming so don't be surprised by that. They're perfect set to grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit and relax in the summer sunshine and stitch a little.

Don't these look like fun?

Block 60

Here's a quick look at the paper pieced foundation sections laid out before sewing them together.

Block 61 - Block 62 - Block 63

Block 64

Here you can see the full piece of red has been appliqued to the background and I'm working on back basting the white petals on this block.

Block 65

This is traditionally a pieced block but if you like hand sewing then applique is the way to go. I was trying to save time appliqueing the arcs on the sixteen segments making up this block and tried something new. It worked beautifully! Here's what I did -

You'll need to cut -

  • Two 5 1/2" squares of white background
  • Two 4" squares of white for applique
  • Two 5 1/2" squares of red background
  • Two 4" squares of red for applique

Draw a 3 1/2" circle in the center of the 4" red and white squares. If you don't have a multi-size circle template you can download a circle template just for this block by clicking HERE. You'll have to trace it on your fabric but that'll work too.

Center and pin the 4" squares on the 5 1/2" squares, alternating the colors.

Trim off the corners on the square around your circle shape.

Be sure to begin your stitching at a diagonal point on the circle as shown in the picture above.

Cut each square in quarters to yield four 2 3/4" little squares.

Aren't those the cutest little babies you've ever seen?

I did trim the red from behind the white fabric to prevent shadowing.

Lay out all your little pieces and you're ready to sew your block together.

Now wasn't that easy?

A quick reminder that the current Two For Tuesday special is on Embroider Me Collection 1 and Embroider Me Collection 2. You can get both patterns for just $24.00. If purchased individually they would cost $48.00 so take advantage of this great deal before it ends on August 20th. There are 108 embroidery designs and 23 embroidered doll patterns in the two sets.

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