Tuesday, November 17, 2009

IPM Challenge Block

After a couple of cloudy days during the weekend, we have another beautiful day again today, sunny but rather nippy as we had a frosty morning.

I have finished my challenge block for the International Ploughing Match. I wasn't liking the way it turned out but, it looks OK. I have not done any reverse applique before, and should not have tried to do it on this block.

The challenge was to use four of the five pieces of fabric in the package, with no additional fabric and make a 12 1/2 inch block. Here is mine, it not a very good photo, all the colours are a bit washed out from the flash. The butterflies are done by regular applique the flowers and leaves, reverse applique.

Hope you are having a great day,

Thanks for looking.



  1. Challenges are great for allowing us to challenge ourselves to try something new. Your block came out great, especially the butterflies.

  2. I have never done reverse applique either. I like your block and love the butterflies, that's lovely material. Check out my post for Wednesday, it shows some photos of my local quilting store.


  3. Looks great, although I'm not sure I know the difference between reverse applique and regular applique.