I enjoy making sampler blocks, and always try to participate in block challenges when the opportunity arises...especially when it's a "challenging challenge"!
I recently made a block for a fair with the theme of "cowbells and carousels".
Really? What can a quilter make for that theme?
Well, I scoured my 100 blocks magazines and found a block pattern for a horse on the cover of volume 7, which was easily converted to a carousel horse by adding a pole. The required fabrics were the background white with dots, and the print that I fussy cut for the bows on the mane, tail and the saddle.
The machine applique was a nightmare because I was using my little Janome (while staying at my brother's).
This machine needs a tune up or something?!?
Just look at the stitching from the back...sheeshh.
Oh well, the "Carousel Pony" was finished and handed in by the deadline, and it was a fun distraction!