Welcome to Little Quilts! We're so excited to have a block in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 11. We love flags and everything patriotic. We hope the upcoming patriotic holidays will inspire you to try our block, combining cotton with wool applique, to make this block as a pillow, little quilt, or a medallion center.
We pieced the background in scrappy reds, creams, and blues, and then added a wool applique swag. We carry hand dyed wool in the store and love using it in our blocks because it adds such rich color and texture and it's so easy to do! If you are 'allergic to traditional applique'...this is the block for you! Simply fuse the shapes down and use a hand or machine buttonhole stitch to secure the edges - no needle turn stitching or fraying edges!
We'd love to hear if you've tried wool applique before! Share your comments below and one lucky winner will receive a free copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks, Volume 11!
We hope you're having fun and finding lots of good quilting tips from all the designers. Check out Quiltmaker for more information about other designers in the tour and how to win more prizes!