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Whimsy Blocks - Dog Applique Block

Happy March! There's a lot going on in the world with the covid19 virus. I believe the best thing we can do is stay home, wash our hands and stay as positive as possible. I hope you are staying healthy. Sewing and crafts are good for our mental health so I am hoping you are finding time to make something.

March's block is a dog block. I designed it because of my pup Ruby - She keeps me company during work. She goes with me everywhere. She is trouble and barks at everything but I love her anyway. 

 If you received my newsletter recently then you heard about the Whimsy Blocks and Little Stitcheries programs I am running this year. I wanted to do something different in 2020 for you. If you missed the newsletter and want to get in on the fun, you can sign up here.

You can see the video here on my YouTube channel.

So let's get started on the Dog Block. 

Get the pattern here.

 

All 12 of the Whimsy Blocks are 8.5" x 8.5" with a finished size of 8" x 8". The pattern pieces are reversed and ready for tracing on to fusible backed webbing. If you want to know more about doing applique with this method, you can read this post here. 

I chose to use a straight stitch and leave the edges raw for the blocks. I choose a variegated rainbow colored thread. That way I can use the thread on all 12 blocks in my quilt. 

The dog block has two 1/4" buttons for eyes. If you are making a quilt, don't sew the eyes on until you have finished the entire quilt. You could also sew black fabric circles on as eyes to keep things safe for small children.

What to make with this applique? There will be 12 blocks in this series so you could make each block every month and put them together in a wall quilt. That was my first project with the 12 blocks. This block is also the perfect size for a mini quilt or a mug rug. You could put it on a pillow or a t-shirt. The possibilities are endless.

 

Pin this image to keep track of your blocks. You can follow me on Pinterest for more fund ideas as well. 

Here's a link to January's Block and February's Block.

 

Have a great day,

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