Appliqué on the Go

31 07 2019

Hubby and I are driving from North Carolina to Texas to visit our daughter and her family. We have two strategies for helping the long miles pass quickly. We are listening to an engrossing book on CD about George Washington, and I am hand appliquéing leaves on a white background. I plan to make 12 blocks to exchange with the ladies in the sewing group that meets on Wednesdays at church. Since the 6″ exchange blocks are to be of a Christmas theme, I am thinking of appliquéing a red print yo-yo in the center of the block and adding a cute button on top of the yo-yo.

If you were in our block exchange, what block pattern would you make?

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14 responses

31 07 2019
Sandi

I would probably make a star of some kind. Yours is going to be so pretty. I love to listen to audiobooks too. Hugs,

5 08 2019
abydolinger

I agree about stars in Christmas quilts. Saw Tooth Star is a favorite 6″ block. If only I had a hand crank antique machine, I could machine sew in the car. LOL

31 07 2019
Liz Horgan

Your blocks will look great! I might change out the orange peels for green holly leaves.
I listen to audiobooks while I sew.
Travel safely!

5 08 2019
abydolinger

I thought about holly leaves, but appliqueing around all those points sounds tedious!

31 07 2019
Dwanna Martinez

Nice! Stop by San Antonio! Would love to have you!

5 08 2019
abydolinger

Thanks, Dwanna, unfortunately we won’t be in TX long enough to swing south this time.

1 08 2019
My Sewful Retirement

I love your orange peel blocks — I’d probably do the same or hexies!

5 08 2019
abydolinger

A little wreath of green hexies would be darling!

1 08 2019
onecreativefamily

Your blocks look great. We love the books on CD when travel. I hit the Library and get a stack.

5 08 2019
abydolinger

Thank you. We managed to listen to the entire 13 CD set of George Washington all the way to TX!

5 08 2019
onecreativefamily

Hope your trip is wonderful

2 08 2019
Chris Woods

I would do a Dresden plate

5 08 2019
abydolinger

Hi Chris, a Dresden Plate, mini size, would be a very cute addition to a Christmas sampler quilt. Great idea!

17 08 2019
Christmas Exchange Blocks Completed | abyquilts

[…] – hand appliqueing green leaves on 6 1/2″ white squares. I began stitching these on our road trip to Texas to visit our daughter Trinity and her family. I finished all but two blocks on the trip, and those […]

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