Hi everyone! It’s Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams here! I’m back with the sixth Mystery ‘Block of the Month’ featuring Deco Foils!
I hope you decide to join in the fun! Each block will be whimsical and fun and a perfect way to use up your scraps. In the end you’ll have twelve 8-inch blocks that will make an adorable wall hanging OR you can use the blocks to make mini quilts, table runners and pillows! Feel free to copy the button above and add it to your blog to share with everyone the fun we’re going to have with this quilt along.
Okay – time to reveal the sixth block …(half way there!)
“Foiled Egg Block”
- “Foiled Egg” template PDF
- Sky – 6.5″ x 8.5″ fabric ( I actually chose a fun green to emphasize “Spring” in my block)
- Ground– 2.5″ x 8.5″ fabric
- Egg (fun fabric)
- fabric: (1) 7.0” x 5.5”
- Heat N Bond® Lite: – just under (1) 7.0” x 5.5”
- Egg Stripes
- Assorted fabric: (1) 3.25” x 1.25”, (1) 2.0” x 4.0”, (1) 1.5” x 4.5”, (1) 1.25” x 4.0”
- Heat N Bond® Lite: just under (1) 3.25” x 1.25”, (1) 2.0” x 4.0”, (1) 1.5” x 4.5”, (1) 1.25” x 4.0”
- Grass Tufts (same as the ground fabric)
- Fabric: (1) 1.5” x 1.5”, (1) 2.0” x 2.5”, (1) 1.5” x 2.0”
- Heat N Bond® Lite: just under (1) 1.5” x 1.5”, (1) 2.0” x 2.5”, (1) 1.5” x 2.0”
Start by piecing the background of our block this morning. Take your 6.5″ x 8.5″ piece of sky fabric and sew it to the 2.5″ x 8.5″ piece of ground fabric.
Press towards the ground fabric.
Now – take the templates you printed out after you downloaded it for free from my Craftsy pattern page and trace the egg, egg stripes (1 -4 ) and the grass tufts on to the corresponding Heat n Bond® lite pieces.
Trim around the shapes but not too close to any lines.
Press each Heat n Bond® lite shape to the wrong side of the corresponding fabric. Cut each shape on the lines you drew.
Peel the fusible paper off each fabric piece. Do this now so you don’t forget to do it before you do your final press.
Now it’s time to lay out each piece how we want it before we press it into its final spot. Once they are where you like them, cover with a pressing sheet and press with a hot iron to secure them to the fabric.
Trace the shapes shaded in with diagonal lines onto iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive. Place the shapes onto the corresponding fabric stripes.
Take a Pressing Sheet and lay it over the shapes. Press for 30 seconds. Let the Deco Foil™ Hot Melt adhesive cool down. Seriously, let it cool down.
Let it cool down even more. And once it’s 100% cooled down, peel the paper off.
Lay a piece of DecoFoil over the egg.
Take a Pressing Sheet and lay it over the DecoFoil™. Press for 30 seconds. Let it cool down.
Once it is completely cooled down, peel the decofoil off the block. Voila! You now have beautiful “Foiled Egg” block just in time for easter!
The final step is to blanket stitch around each of the pieces you fused down with the Heat N Bond® Lite Fusible.
I hope you’re having fun with these blocks!
If you’ve followed along so far you should have six blocks! If not … it’s not too late to join in! Here are the six blocks -“Wish Upon an Apple Tree“, “Jack-O-Foil“, “House of Foil” , “Foil Covered Branches”, “Hearts of Foil” and “Foiled Egg” I have shared with you so far. We’re half way there!
All this month we’ve celebrated National Craft Month! with you! Along with National Quilting Month!
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We’re giving you a chance to win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron..it’s the only iron with feet! Truly!! It offers a patented auto-lift system that automatically lifts and lowers the iron at your touch. It’s incredible! This iron is valued at $170!! Plus yes…there IS a plus we’re giving away one of each color of our Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets..that’s 26 colors with a value of over $100 along with 4 packs of our Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive! You’ll be ready to create and create with this outstanding prize! A big thanks goes out to our friends at Oliso!!