This series of blocks provided quite a learning experience!
Blocks arranged from left to right, top to bottom:
24 - Inspector Sidekick
25 - Sunday Best
26 - Dreaming of Dresdens
27 - Sewing Machine
28 - Stitching Fashion
29 - Scrappy Happy Heart
30 - Simple Surprises
31 - Blossoming
It was time to tackle the applique process. In Block 25, Sunday Best, I experimented with different machine applique stitches to use on the raw edge applique.
In Block 26, Dreaming of Dresdens, I used invisible machine applique around the turned applique edges.
Perhaps the most challenging block, though, was Block 28, Stitching Fashion.
Although I tried to complete this block using a different method, I found that following Charise Randell's suggestion of cutting the individual templates to size and adding the 1/4" around the template was the best! Note to self: listen to the expert!
Check out The Splendid Sampler to learn more about these blocks and their designers! You can also see my other blocks here on Prairie Sewn Studios: Blocks 1-7, Blocks 8-15 and Blocks 16-24.