Hi everyone!  It’s Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams here again!  I and I have the third Mystery ‘Block of the Month’ to share with you today.  

 

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 wall hangings!  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.

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Please upload and share pictures of the blocks you create to the flickr group HERE.

Okay – time to reveal the third block …

“House of Foil” Block

Supplies:

  • Roof
  • Chimney
    • fabric: 1” x 2” & 1.25” x 0.75”
    • Heat N Bond® Lite: just under 1” x 2” & 1.25” x 0.75”
  • Door
  • Windows
  • Tree Trunks
    • fabric: short(1): 3” x 0.75”, tall(2): 5” x 0.75”
    • Heat N Bond® Lite: just under 3” x 0.75” & 5” x 0.75”
  • Leaves
    • fabric: A: 2 – 0.75” x 0.75”, B – 2 – 1.25” x 1.25”, C – 1.25” x 1.5”
    • Heat N Bond® Lite: 2 just under 0.75” x 0.75”, 2 just under 1.25” x 1.25” and 1 just under 1.25” x 1.5”

 

Directions

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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 dirt fabric.

Press towards the dirt fabric.

Now – take the templates you printed out after you downloaded it for free from my Craftsy pattern page and trace the house, roof, chimney, windows, doors, tree trunks and  leaf shapes on to the corresponding Heat n Bond® lite pieces.  Trim around the shapes but not too close to any lines. Trace shapes to heat n bond
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 it’s final spot.  Layout the elements that create the house first and then the trees after that.

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Trace the house siding lines onto the iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive.

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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.

hot melt adhesive on house siding

Let it cool down even more.  And once it’s 100% cooled down, peel the paper off.

Lay a piece of Pink Melon DecoFoil over all the siding lines.

decofoil on house

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 glowing ‘Jock O Foils’!

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The final step is to blanket stitch around each of the pieces you fused down with the Heat N Bond® Lite Fusible.   I personally feel like you can never go wrong making another adorable house block.  I hope you like it and I hope you decide to join in the fun of this Block of the Month!

Final House of Foil

And here is – ‘Wish Upon an Apple Tree‘, ‘Jack-O-Foil’ and ‘House of Foil’ side by side.  See you next time!

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