Here is my version of Block 6: Hanging Stars Angel. It was fun to make!
I decided to fuse the angel pieces and stars directly onto the background block because I thought it would make it easier to align the angel and the star on the background. I used Heat N Bond to fuse the applique pieces to the background. First I traced the pieces onto the Heat N Bond paper side. Then I fused them onto the appropriate fabric and cut them out on the traced lines. I fused the applique pieces in place on the background fabric and sewed them down using a straight stitch. The French knots for the eyes were added last. I used six-ply black embroidery thread. The photos below show the fused pieces before they were sewn down and the completed block.
This was a fun block to make. I hope that you have fun with it too! Thanks Sandra!
Where Can I Find the Pattern and the Designer's Tutorial?
Go to Sandra Healy at Sandra Healy Designs for the pattern, templates, and designer tutorial.
What Are the Prizes for Block 6?
How Do I Enter to WIn the Giveaways for Block 6?
There are three ways to enter. Do one of the following by October 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST:
I Want to See More Versions of the Block. Who are the other hosts?
Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts (That's Me!)
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at Cwilt Fabrics & Haberdashery
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at Sandy Star Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece
I Have Questions. Who Can I Ask?
You can ask me in a comment to this post or in an email, or you can ask the designer at Sandra Healy Designs.
When Will the Next Blocks be Released?
October 10, 2017 (Blocks 7 and 8 will be released that day.)
Where Will I Be Able to Find Block 7 and Block 8 on October 10?
You can find the Block 7 pattern by Sandy Maxfield at Sandy Star Designs and Block 8 by Olusola Ajisafe at Alice Samuel's Quilt Company. A link to their blogs will be found here at JANDA Bend Quilts, on I Wish You a Merry Quilt-A-Long Facebook Group, or on any other host's blog.
Other Blocks from the QAL That You Might Enjoy
Click on the photo to go to the blog post for each block.
Thanks for joining me and Happy Quilting!
This post was originally published at JANDA Bend Quilts.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.