Peppermint Petals – Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 6

Cover2 Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6I had the pleasure of contributing my Peppermint Petals block design to the 6th Volume of sister publication Quiltmaker‘s popular 100 Blocks collector’s edition, and am delighted to join in the blog tour…welcome to McCall’s Quilting Editor’s Blog!final w pattern Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6When I saw Robyn Pandolph’s Incense & Peppermints collection designed for RJR Fabrics, I thought of soft, romantic ruffles. I had a sample of Fabric Magic by Pellon from Spring 2012 International Quilt Market, and decided this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

I started by using my ruler as a straight edge to draw the first stitch line parallel with the shortest edge of the Fabric Magic. After pinning the Fabric Magic to the center panel, I used a walking foot and stitch guide set at 1″ from the needle to stitch all the horizontal lines.

stitch using guide Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6I followed the directions on the package of the Fabric Magic, and first steamed the back of the block section, then the front. Remember not to let the iron touch the Fabric Magic, but rather just let the steam shrink it.

steam back Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6steam front1 Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6This part was fun! I tried to be sure I had evenly steamed all areas on the front and back to prevent any further alteration in the fabric section later.

Here’s what the panel section looked like after…a little wonky, but trims nicely down to the right size.warped no worries Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6I used the soft-appliqué technique for the petals…click here for a helpful McCall’s Quilting University video demonstration.petals Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6I used a machine blanket-stitch to attach the petals, and carefully trimmed the backing away from behind each petal. trim backing Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6Image below is quick mock-up of my concept for a completed quilt using the Peppermint Petals block. Be sure to email a photo if you give this block a try or use it in a quilt of your own…I would love to see!Peppermint Petals 350px Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6And last but not least, leave a comment below to be entered to win a FREE copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 6! We’ll randomly choose a winner on Monday, November 12.

Editor’s note 11/12/12:temp winner Peppermint Petals   Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Vol. 6Congratulations to our winner, Stephanie Matz!

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165 Responses to Peppermint Petals – Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 6

  1. Nancy D. says:

    What a unique technique. I like it!

  2. Gloria Bruce says:

    Thanks for the great visuals showing how to use fabric magic. It adds a unique dimension to your block.

  3. Cheryl Korman says:

    This is a wonderful block. I love the color combinations.

  4. Maria Kievit says:

    Totally different with that fabric magic that you used. thanks for sharing. Nice block

  5. Pattij says:

    It’s so pretty! Love the result! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Lynn D in NC says:

    Very interesting technique. I like trying things with giving fabric texture and dimension.

  7. Margaret Andrews says:

    What a fun idea…something new to try. A pretty block.

  8. Lee says:

    Interesting tutorial with the fabric majic! thank you for sharing!

  9. Melba says:

    This block looks really easy to make :)

  10. Gigi says:

    This looks very interesting. Did you use the newly made ruched fabric in the long columns of the mock up? Will this Fabric magic separate later on with washings?

  11. Valerie says:

    Hi Gigi, In my mock up, I intended all the wide center panels to be made with the “ruched” fabric. The Fabric Magic will not separate from the top layer because it is stitched every inch – it will remain as a permanent “lining”. Thanks!

  12. Debi Pennington says:

    Nice use of a newish product!

  13. Terry Douglas says:

    I love this block. I cannot wait to try the fabric magic!

  14. Terri says:

    Very interesting result using the Fabric Magic. Reminds me of a sweet quilt for a little girl.

  15. karen j jones says:

    i think this technique would be interesting in a crazy quilt.

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