SSS BOM Block 2 ~ Step 1
created this beautiful block!
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Here is how I pieced this background
The background for this applique block is easy pieced squares.
When I have carefully laid out the pieces for this type of block,
I do not snip the threads between the rows.
This helps to keep the squares aligned for me.
I just sew in strips and then sew the strips together.
I like to press the seams open as I go along ...
to reduce the bulk in the seams
for the pieced background of an applique block.
Here is my pieced background next to the sunny Block 1.
Because my background is so busy I will choose solids and textures for my applique pieces.
My quilt and fabrics are very scrappy because I am using up some I have in my stash.
A few years ago I participated in a 10" square swap of sun, sea and surf fabrics.
I am ready for Step 2 ~ Applique!
I am loving this block!