Garden Party Down Under is the Block of the Month quilt for The Quilt Show. The patterns are FREE all of 2022 for STAR Members.
It's Month 4 and once again we have an applique block and a pieced block. Here are mine from the test quilt made last year:
This time I decided not to make this block from the Kit fabrics--I made this same block last year and decided once was enough.
Important things to remember: the jug is asymmetrical-it has a handle on one side. If using a fusible product, like Print & Piece Fuse Lite, the jug will be reversed unless you draw the pattern in reverse. This is discussed in the Optional Alternative Techniques document found in Month 1 for STAR Members:
There is also a Video about using Fusibles for Machine Applique found in Month 1 Videos:
I find a window template very helpful for selecting fabrics for the vases/jug:
Bubbles fabric, I chose a different gray--this is the wrong side of a gray print. It will be covered with 4 stems so it won't show a lot. NOTE: the LIP is the FIRST piece of fabric to be placed on the background:
This pattern has both 1/8" and 1/4" stems. I have seen beautiful 1/8" stems made by students from 1/8" ribbon. The outer edges of ribbon are finished so you can either stitch right down the middle with straight or zigzag stitches. Or couch it by hand or machine. 1/8" wide is pretty narrow so it doesn't need a lot of threadwork.
Once the lip is in place, note that Leaves 2 and 3 are sewn next because they go UNDER stems: