Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Desperate Housewife's Quilt - Block 40 Drip

Welcome to week 40 of the 'The Desperate Housewife's Quilt'. Todays block is about appliqué. Remember, this is not a quilt-a-long. Just follow the blog every week and pick and choose which blocks you would like to make. I will be injecting some uniqueness into traditional blocks, applique, three dimensional, crazy and thread-art blocks. If you make a block please post it on the Flickr group for everyone to enjoy. Also, I have this nifty button under each post that allows you to save the post as a PDF.

Be sure to visit this week's Guest Blogger and their wonderful block.
This weeks guest is Charlotte Dumesney from Lawson and Lottie blog. Charolotte has designed this wonderful block - Katherine Wheel

The bathroom tap drips in unison with the outdoor water tank and forms a beautiful symphony.

  • Stitch n Wash or Fusible Web
  • Fabric glue stick
  • 1 - Square background fabric 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • Scraps of fabric for water

I have used the Stitch n Wash / Glue method. Choose your favourite Applique method.
  • Download the template from here.
  • Trace each section onto Stitch and Wash and cut out on trace line.
  • Using manufacturers instructions, press shapes onto back of fabric and cut out leaving 1/4" seam allowance

  • Clip curves and fold over fabric on piece A and B on the outer edge only and glue down. Clip, fold back and glue on piece C.

  • Make drop using same technique and position on background square 8 1/2" x 8 1/2".

  •  Applique to background block
  • Finished, one 8" block.

The block

Alternative design. Template found here.

I hope you enjoyed todays block. Only 10 to go.

*** Copyright 2011 -  Jane Davidson. Please remember that these blocks and any blocks designed by guest bloggers should not be used for commercial purposes ( sold as a pattern, published etc) without the written consent of the owner ***


  1. Absolutely fabulous block, I love it!! xo

  2. Love the fussy cut drop especially

  3. Incredible! Just found your site. Will definitely be trying some of your blocks.


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