Hi everyone! It’s Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams here! I’m back with the eighth Mystery ‘Block of the Month’ featuring DecoFoils!
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 eighth block …
“Mai Fleur Foil Block”
Before we get too far into this block … I had to admit something. I had initially just drawn up some cute circle flowers for this block. I was chatting with my friend about how I was going to do May flowers because of the whole “Spring Showers bring May Flowers” and she took my pencil from me and made the circles into raindrops! Pure genius! So thank you Trisha Frankland for adding that little extra that makes this block absolutely pop!
- “Mai Fleur Foil Flowers” template PDF
- Sky – 6.5″ x 8.5″ fabric
- Ground– 2.5″ x 8.5″ fabric
- Raindrop Flowers (scraps of blues)
- Larges Drops (1) 3.5” x 4.25”, (2) 3.5” x 4.0”
- Medium Drops: (3) 2.5” x 2.0”
- Heat N Bond Lite: – just under (1) 3.5” x 4.25”, (2) 3.5” x 4.0”, (3) 2.5” x 2.0”
- Leaves (scraps of green)
- Leaves: (6) 1.25” x 2.25”
- Heat N Bond Lite: – just under (6) 1.25” x 2.25”
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 raindrop flowers and leaves 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. At this point, cut out the Hot Melt Adhesive for the stems of the flowers.
Place these strips onto the to make sure the flowers were placed properly.
Remove the Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive before pressing the raindrop flowers and leaves into place.
Now trace the circles section onto iCraft® Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Adhesive. Cut these shapes out right on the lines. Place the shapes in the appropriate places on flowers. Place the stems back where you planned them earlier.
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 pieces of purple DecoFoil over the circles on the raindrop flowers. Place strips of green DecoFoil over the stems.
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!
The final step is to stitch around each of the pieces you fused down with the Heat N Bond Lite Fusible. I blanket stitched around the flowers and leaves.
You now have beautiful “Mai Fleur Foil” block!
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 eight blocks -“Wish Upon an Apple Tree“, “Jack-O-Foil“, “House of Foil” , “Foil Covered Branches”, “Hearts of Foil”, “Foiled Egg”, “Foiled Cake” and “Mai Fleur Foil Flowers” I have shared with you so far. We’re over half way there!