# 4 Basket Block Ready

I finished sewing the handles on the basket for my # 4 block.  Then I started prepping the flowers and leaves.  This is how I prepare a flower and transfer it to the block all in one piece.

 

Then I place it on the block and glue it into place so I can sew into place.

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It makes it easier to place as a whole piece instead of several pieces.  I tend to skew the poor flower if I do it in pieces rather than as a whole.  Once I have it sewn onto the basket I will then soak it in warm soapy water to get the blue marking and starch and glue out of the fabric.   Then I rinse it and hang it on my design wall to air dry.  When it is almost dry but still a little damp I steam press it face side down.

I am hoping to get 2 more blocks prepped this weekend.  Lofty goals 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone.  It’s a hot one here!

Sissy

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About Sissy Malone

I've been actively sewing since Jr. High School. But specifically drawn to quilting since I was 17/18 years old. My grandmother was a quilter and I became fascinated with the process. I fell in love (awestruck) is a better word viewing applique quilts by Gladys Rashka at the Minnesota State Fair in the 70's. A love affair was born of applique quilts. I still machine piece, but am always drawn to applique. I took classes learning different techniques and also traveled to California and studied a whole week at Asilomar with Elly Sienkiewicz. Quilting is my passion. I am always open to learning a new technique but still rely on handwork. View all posts by Sissy Malone

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