My grandson is into pirates at the moment so when I saw this applique I had to make it for him. The applique came from Applique Corner. I used Heat n Bond Lite on the back of the applique pieces. It stops the applique fabric from getting wrinkles. The heart eye patch was perfect for Valentines Day.
This is what I ended up with when I took six 10' blocks and some 1'' black strips to our patchwork day. The first thing we done was to put the blocks together and do two cuts ( CUT 1), ending with three lots of six. Move the top piece from lot A to the bottom and move the top two pieces from lot C to the bottom. Join A & B with the 1' black strip and join B & C with the 1' black strip. You now have a new block. Do that to all six blocks. Press the six blocks and cut as in ( CUT 2). Repeat the above again and cut again (CUT 3). Repeat the above again. Trim the blocks. I ended up with 6 x 8 1/2' blocks. I joined tmy blocks together with the 1" strip, others used 2'' strips but you can use whatever you like. I made mine from Halloween fabric and made another two lots of blocks. I am going to make s small quilt for one of the boys. They like the skulls and
gruesome stuff. Another mystery solved.
I started this project before Christmas but didn't get it finished in time. I now have something ready for this Christmas. The design came fromEmbroidery Garden. I used the bits of fleece that I had left over from other projects, I cut the pieces out separately and it didn't take long. I great idea for Christmas and as soon as I saw the design I thought " I can make them for my Grandsons". I am always on the lookout for boy stuff ( 5 years and older) so any ideas are always welcome. Even the adults will have lots of fun with the snowballs. I found the buckets at Dollars & Sense and they are perfect.
Our patchwork group has started again for 2014. It was great getting back and getting inspiration from the ladies and having a chat and a cuppa. For our next day we where told by Carol to bring 6 pieces of fabric 10 inches square and some black strips 1 inch wide. The mind boggles, I wonder what we will end up with.