Tuesday Treats: Have you started making YOUR Quilt Welcome?

This month judysew4th  launched our new “Block of the Month”  pattern for you to piece along with us.

A Modern WelcomeFinished size 20x24

A Modern Welcome
Finished size 20×24

The pattern is called a “Modern Welcome” so we were bemused when she used a pineapple motif for the applique block

The Pineapple applique block for the Modern Welcome quilt

The Pineapple applique block for the Modern Welcome quilt

… that is until she told us the story about the importance of the pineapple to the American colonial southern hostess.

It is a fascinating story, so do go back to  read the story.

Our Block of the Month has been planned to give you an opportunity to use each of the four Cotton Mako’ thread weights.

Starting with this month, we recommend that you use Cotton Mako’ 50 to machine blanket stitch, raw edge or needleturn applique the designs.

Cotton Mako' 50, 200 metre spools. It is also available on 1300 metre spools.

Cotton Mako’ 50, 200 metre spools. It is also available on 1300 metre spools.

To highlight the potential of this pattern, each of us at Always Quilting will be sewing along using our own fabrics and alternative applique blocks.

Ladybirdee  has started with a pretty bird applique

Ladybirdee's feathered friend applique design

Ladybirdee’s feathered friend applique design

Knitsnquilts is looking ahead, using a Christmas tree applique

Knitsnquilts designed a Christmas tree for her applique block

Knitsnquilts designed a Christmas tree for her applique block

I am planning to use my wall hanging in my sewing room.

The applique design for my "sit and sew" wall hanging

The applique design for my “sit and sew” wall hanging still needs to be stitched into place

 If you haven’t already started your wall hanging, the  applique patterns are available for download
 (You do not need to register or “sign in” to access the patterns using this link. Once the page opens, simply use the “More Options” arrow, to the right of each file, to preview or download that file)

We would love you to sew along with us.

There will be several chances to win some wonderful raffle prizes just by sending us photos of your WIP (Work in Progress) after Month 5 and again with photos of your finished top after Month 10!

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  1. […] was pleased to finally complete my ” A Modern Welcome ” Block of the Month we have been doing on the Always Playing with Thread blog. Judy has been […]

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