|Jingle BOM Applique Block 7 Complete!|
|Hoffman Florentine fabric, stashed several years ago|
|Jingle Blocks Completed: 4 More Pieced Blocks Remain|
I deliberately put a bright yellow roof on my birdhouse, consciously trying to add more of that color to the remaining blocks to balance out the Bright Yellow Star block. Finally, I tried my hand at reverse applique for the first time with this block, because I wanted the door of my birdhouse to recede rather then project outward like the center of a flower. I didn't know how to do reverse applique with the starch and press method I've been using to prep all of my other applique shapes for this project, so I followed the directions for needle turn reverse applique in The Best-Ever Applique Sampler book from Piece O' Cake Designs. I also fussy-cut the little partridge "inside" my birdhouse from a little scrap of Twelve Days of Christmas themed fabric (keeping the partridge, losing the pears).
|Fussy-Cut Birdhouse with Reverse Applique Door|
I've been auditioning fabrics for the remaining pieced blocks and I think I have Pieced Block 7 all cut out and arranged the way I want it now. I just need to trim those pesky corners off so the pieces line up properly and then I can start sewing them together. I've fussy-cut the outer triangles from my Hoffman Florentine fabric and deliberately incorporated more bright yellow with this block as well.
|Jingle Pieced Block 7 Cut Out and Ready to Sew|
|Erin's Layout for the Finished Quilt|
I'm still not loving the bright yellow, but I'm hoping that the red and green setting triangles and borders will tone the yellow down significantly in the finished quilt. We'll see.
I'm linking up to Applique Tuesday at A Quilting Reader's Garden.