This is the September block for the Growing Up QAL, hosted by Alida at Alida Tweloq Designs.
The block skill this month uses bias tape applique, and before jumping in, I played with color arrangement in EQ7 so that I could maintain the red/white/blue theme.
After sewing the background pieces together, a 1" cream WOF strip was made into tape for applique. I did not make bias tape because I was not going to form the tape around any curves. A straight WOF cut is fine here.
Using Clover's handy-dandy tape maker tool,
the 1" strip made a generous 1/2" tape.
Next time though, I think I'll use a bit wider strip, 1 1/8" or 1 1/4" because the folded edges are a bit narrow, and they don't touch in the center. For pressing and sewing purposes, a bit wider strip would have been nice.
But no need here, as it was short, straight lines.
So were am I in this QAL? Here's all of my blocks so far, one for every month except for two in February.
Quite the great array of blocks! Let me know if you're making these to - it's fun to share!
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