I knew we would get to this month eventually: it’s time to make the Modern Plus Sampler Applique Blocks for the Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along hosted by Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and Paige (Quilted Blooms). My domestic sewing machine, a Juki TL-2200QVP Mini, is a straight stitch only machine, so my game plan was to use the Crafted Applique method (non-affiliate link), and it worked out pretty well.
The blocks are supposed to be 14-inches square, but I chose to make them 15-inches square for now and I will trim them down just prior to sewing them together for the quilt top assembly.
The Crafted Applique method allows me to have a neat and tidy raw edge applique with minimal to now fabric fraying, which makes me very happy. I stitched around all the edges to secure the piecing in place using coordinating 50wt Aurifil 4020 (Fuchsia) which matches the Kona Cotton Pomegranate perfectly. The background for my blocks is Kona Cotton Silver.
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