Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Here's a crazy quilt block featuring one of my favorite postcards from my personal collection. It's FF102 from my Vintage Postcard CD.
Download the PDF file. Print the block directly onto computer printer fabric with your inkjet printer, then use it as the foundation for your crazy quilt block with the center image already in place. When printing this block, use the "Actual Size" in your printer's settings for an 8" block.
To use this foundation pattern, align the edge of the wrong side of your fabric with the dotted line and sew on the straight line. Flip the fabric over and press toward the dotted line.
Stitch two pieces of fabric together (2-1, 2-2 and 3-1, 3-2). Treat as one piece of fabric for 2 and 3. Stitch three pieces of fabric together (1-1, 1-2 then add 1-3 and 4-1, 4-2 then add 4-3). Treat as one piece of fabric for 1 and 4. Applique an image of your mother (2 1/2" x 3") for 5. Embroider "Mother" and add the Mother finding, too.
Piece the block, then embellish it with threads, trims, ribbons and beads.
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Hug your mother if you still can!