Sunday, July 29, 2018

....and now for some reverse applique....

It's an absolute perfect Summer weekend in my neighbourhood. Nice temperatures and low humidity. I could take a few months of this!

Today Kathy at Kathy's Quilts talks about doing some stitching outside....I think that's a great idea and I'm working on the perfect little block for it, as there are no applique bits to blow away in the breeze!

I've resurrected my Dutch Treat blocks. I really should try to get these going more often, even to do two blocks per month would keep this quilt moving along nicely. Hmm, maybe I'll put a reminder on my calendar!

Here is the block I finished this morning.....

This block is called makes me smile because I've always been an Agatha Christie fan and the block really does seem to be a nod to Poirot's infamous mustache.

I started on the second block that I have prepped...

I guess you can't see much of what it will look like. The tracing is quite faint with my new favourite marking pen and even my basting stitches are blending in.

Yes, I think it's a good idea to put this on my calendar! I am glad to see a little improvement in my fiddly reverse applique on these two blocks. It has helped to spray starch the top fabric, it seems to reduce raveling. 

This weekend has been one of the first in a long while that we haven't been busy so I'm taking the opportunity to finally paint my dining room. I just need to get the second coat done's looking super!

I am linking up with Kathy today for Slow Sunday Stitching.


  1. We always seem to be busy on the weekends too. We are having perfect outdoor stitching weather this weekend. Your reverse appliqué blocks are interesting...I look forward to seeing the pattern emerge on the second one.

  2. I love the Poirot block you just finished when I first saw it I thought it was a yoga pose but as I looked at it the mustache did appear.

  3. Your block is lovely! I have this book and maybe, someday, I'll actually start the quilt! Happy stitching!

  4. I gave up on my Dutch Treat years ago and turned it into a table topper, the blocks were just too small for me to do them neatly