Happy Monday cute quilting friends! I'm so excited to be sharing block 2 in the I Love Home BOM designed by Jacquelynne Steves.
For my blocks I chose to do freezer paper applique and invisible machine applique instead of the fusible raw edge applique. Most of my fabric selection came from my stash of Pam Kitty by Lakehouse Fabrics. There's a couple designer fabrics thrown in the mix also because Pam Kitty plays well with so many different fabrics.
I'm using Monopoly thread by Superior to stitch my applique in place, it's invisible and very durable. This thread holds up well to an iron and the heat from a dryer. I've tested it at higher levels of heat than suggested and it doesn't melt. This block was ironed after finishing using a cotton setting and the thread held up fine. It comes in two colors clear and smoke for darker fabrics. I'm using the clear thread with a teeny weeny little blanket stitch. How tiny? The picture below shows the thread and the tiny stitch. Using a 70/10 needle also helps to hide the stitching.
The Monopoly thread is barely visible. Once the quilt is washed, it almost disappears completely, giving your quilt the look of hand applique without all the work.
The window sashing and the heart above the door were sewn using Aurifil thread and a double machine stitch.
Awe...my design wall is looking SEW cute! Can't wait to share the rest of the quilt with you...I've a surprise finish!
If you'd like to join the I Love Home BOM there's still plenty of time to join in the fun. Click here to go to Jacquelynnes blog where you will find information about this FREE block of the month and block 2.
There's several block options for this block of the month. Applique, embroidery, a plain center block and the newest idea a Wonky house block. Information on the Wonky house block can be found by clicking here.
For more I Love Home BOM inspiration you can join the Facebook group or follow the Pinterest Group. Lots of fun and creative ideas for sprucing up your blocks. And don't forget to hop over to see all the bloggers in this blog hop. By visiting and commenting on each blog you'll be entered to win this months giveaway.
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The giveaway for this month is a fat quarter bundle of A Shout, A Whisper, A Text from Sarah J. Maxwell. She also one of the bloggers in this hop.
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