Please use this thread to post questions, hints, photos of your block.
I would suggest you cut your background block larger than required and trim down afterwards. As you can see from my block below, I didn't do that, and my leaves shifted as I was raw edge appliqueing on the machine. I was forced to add a bit to two of the sides to center the leaves on the block. I'm hopeful that this addition will disappear into the seam allowance when I put the blocks together.
Thank you Karla for that helpful hint about cutting the background fabric a little and then trim down.
Gloria from New York & The Villages, Fl.
Nice work Karla. I really like that green fabric.
Appliqué usually draws your block in. Adding "sashing", as you've done, usually helps when the block is too small.
I used needle turn appliqué for my block. I've either run out of my purple dot fabric or I've misplaced it so I opted to use the green dot with it. I'm not really liking the two fabrics but I'm not redoing it. I made a nine patch in order to use the seams as placement guides. I would have done this with a single background fabric as well. I trimmed to size after appliquéing.
Really nice job on the applique. And great idea about using a nine patch for guide lines. Looks great.
In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
BTW, I like your new avatar photo.
Love the block Kris. Good idea on the 4 patch.