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Omas Cupboard 9/2012 Block of the Month


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  • Applique

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Peonies is the ninth of the 2012 Oma's Cupboard Applique Block of the Month collection that was offered free each month on my website The past blocks are on Craftsy for those who have missed them. The blocks can stand alone, but are designed to be in a quilt that appears to be a cupboard of cubbies, with plates, teapots, cups, saucers, vases, other items and especially flowers. They can also be made in small groups for wall hangings. The PDF Pattern includes all the templates and cutting instructions to make this block. You can use any applique technique you wish, freezer paper, needle under or even fusible. Copyright bdieges designs(c)2012. All rights reserved. Using this pattern, you are welcome to make items for personal use, for gifts and for charity, BUT please do not copy or reproduce this pattern in any form or by any means. To make items from this pattern for sale, please request permission in writing. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Applique by hand, machine or fusible Optional piecing skills SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One 14"x21-1/2" finished block

Supplies Needed

  • Fat Eighths and Fat Quarters, small pieces of various fabric colors to match the block
  • Total yardage for a finished quilt is given in the pattern
  • 100% cotton threads to match the fabrics and background

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In the picture I am wearing one of my "qweaters," that is a quilt-sweater combination, with a knitted back and sleeves, with a quilted front. Posing in front of my Snow Crystals quilt that was the cover quilt, Quilter's Newsletter January 1999. Although I have been playing with fabrics and threads since childhood, I didn't make my first quilt until 1969, but by 1982 quilting became my passion. I have had several years of in-depth study of quilt history, design and techniques with some very traditional and non-traditional quilt teachers. Since then one of my quilts won an Honorable Mention at the American Quilt Society in Paducah, KY and have had eight quilts juried into American Quilter's Society Show in Paducah, KY and four into the International Quilt Assn in Houston, TX. I also have numerous patterns and books published, as well as teaching quilt classes on line at Quilt University. The book "A Thread Runs Through It," is based on my one woman play, which has been wonderful to present to guilds. My website keeps me busy too. For over ten years I have been presenting an Applique Block of the Month at