Create experiences that leave you in awe, for these will be the highlights of your life. ~Ryan Blair

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Outdoor Adventure Block

May 2015...Getting there. Spring heading towards summer....

Time to....
     enjoy planning-planting the garden, 
          taking a trip to the lake on the long weekend, 
               or just an outdoor excursion on the weekends through the countryside. 

Anyway, you enjoy this time of year...
     it's time for the next design for
MAY that is inspired by the change of seasonal activities.


PLEASE NOTE:
For any more instruction to prepare the block, please visit my Craftsy page for the PDF pattern (available usually within a few days of this posting). The three other blocks that will remain free for the duration of this series are:
BLUE MOON, IS THERE COFFEE?, and OH...LOLLIPOP!


FABRIC SELECTION

4.) ORANGES

I have chosen my light orange block to embellish for my fourth quilt block in this series. This color theme works fine with this applique design. Not really very much color in the outdoors, yet the grass is greening up; and the planning of the gardening season is underway. 

FRONT OF BLOCK
BACK OF BLOCK

These blocks can be made from scrap fabrics and scrap batting pieces. Making these blocks economical and easy to construct; and perhaps giving you opportunity to learn some new skills in the process.


BLOCK APPLIQUES

A) SIMPLE TREES
These triangles are easy to make if you begin with a square; and then cut each square into two triangles. For the top three triangles use a 4" square; and for the bottom triangle use a 3.5" square. 

Cut these out of fabric or create a more colorful triangle by using pieced strings. If using strings you can first cut squares out of paper to find the size necessary for the triangle shapes. 

TREES

B) THE TENT
The tent can be made from existing scraps or cut from pieced strips constructed from the fabric colors you select. Add fancy or decorative stitching to the tent to embellish it, if desired. The flag and flag pole are cut from scraps.


TENT

My block posted here will not be finished with a binding, as I wish to consider combining several of these blocks into a larger project, that I will share once all my blocks have been stitched. 

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Block


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Enjoy this project... and find the pattern soon at my Craftsy store page, where all applique templates will be included. OUTDOOR ADVENTURE will be available to download for free for the month of May 2015

Although this means that the previous month's block: Country Cabin will no longer be available for free. All templates will be available together in one pattern, once the series has run its course. Each new block will replace the previous one until all blocks have been posted. 


Happy piecing...



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