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Petal Pusher – Quiltmaker’s 100 Block



Are you thinking spring yet?  That’s what I think when I look at my block, Petal Pusher, that is in the current issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

When I was young (getting to be a few years ago now) we called capri length pants pedal pushers.  Does anyone else remember that? I feel like there’s movement in the block  by the curved edges created with two colors of bias fabric.  The fun fabric and center flower applique just make me happy.  And well, it reminded me of pedaling a bike when I was a kid.  So, in this creative mind….the block became “Petal Pusher”.

This picture is of my trial run.  I wanted to see how it would look with florals and solids.  I also wanted to figure out how much bulk would be with 3 layers of fabric coming together at one point.




Here I’ve chosen my fabric, but now I am trying to decide which fabric to use in the corner hst.  And, the fun part about the bias piece,  is that you can decide which fabric you want to have show when the scallops are turned back.

Oh, and if you know me….I hate drawing lines.  So I always make my half-square triangles (and ALL other 45 degree sewing) with the Clearly Perfect Angles.

Color choices

Here is the finished block.  Doesn’t it just make you happy?

Petal Pusher


I wanted to show you an easy way to “spiff” up a block.  I have a wonderful BERNINA sewing machine, and there is a stitch that uses mono-filament thread to create a hand-look  stitch.  I was really happy with the detail this added (in such a simple way) to the raw edge applique.

close upI am always so thankful to be a part of the 100 Block edition issues.  Everyone at Quiltmaker is so wonderful to work with.  Thank you again for this opportunity to play.

Would you like to be included in a chance to win a few things?  Please leave a comment below on what technique you might try from this little block.    I will send the winner a Clearly Perfect Angle along with the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine.

AND as a second give-away, I will send a lucky someone my new book that is being released at Spring Quilt Market in May, along with new patterns.  So….leave that comment


177 Responses to Petal Pusher – Quiltmaker’s 100 Block

  1. Nicole Sender says:

    I’d like to try different blocks. I’m new at quilting and need to improve my skills on curves. Love your block!

  2. Nancysue says:

    I have NEVER tried Raw Edge Applique….I think I need to get out of my comfort zone and try it. Perfect block to use to it on! What’s the worst that can happen right? I LOVE the monofiliment thread stitch that makes it look hand stitched. Seriously…. I think you’re fibbing to us and you hand stitched it! (LOL)Fabulous!

  3. Rhonda Davis says:

    I love the hand-look stitch but since my machine doesn’t have that option I’ll have to actually hand stitch it.

  4. Neat block! Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Sarah Strom says:

    Your curved bias edge technique looks fascinating. I would love to try that.

  6. Pam C says:

    I love the stitch that looks like hand stitching. I will have to see if my machine can do that. I really like the white curved strip. I can’t wait to try this block.

  7. Elaine M. says:

    This is such a sweet block. I’d like to try the raw-edge applique.

  8. Debbie P says:

    You have designed such a pretty block! I will definitely like to try using the monofilament applique and the curve! Thanks for the tips and design!

  9. Geni Pickens says:

    I would love to learn your bias curve technique and would love to have a copy of your new book.

  10. arlette says:

    Love your block!!!!, it looks challenging, I’d like to try the curvy technique, thank you for your giveaways 🙂

  11. OOOh My! I love your block! I have some fabulous floral prints that I haven’t had the heart to cut into and I think your block is exactly what I needed to tackle a few of them! Would love to try your curvy technique! Thanks for the opportunity to win the ruler and your new book! Fingers Crossed!

  12. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Congratulations! Definitely intrigued by the curved edges and would like to see how this is done. Great block by the way. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  13. Jocelyn says:

    Very cute block! I have never tried making a curved block so I would love to give it a try. Thanks!

  14. DebrafromMD says:

    I love the curved frame in the block. Will have to give this technique a try.

  15. Joyce Carter says:

    What a cute block! I really love the curved edges and would love to give that a try. I also have a Bernina, but I haven’t tried that stitch before so , after seeing what you did, I am going to try this also. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations.

  16. Janis T says:

    Oh yes, I remember petal pushers! I’ll have to look into the Clearly Perfect Angles, it sounds interesting.

  17. Karen says:

    You came up with a beautiful block! I also have a Bernina which has that hand stitch option but have never been game to try it. But you have inspired me!

  18. Allison D says:

    Such a cute block! I definitely need to check out the Clearly Perfect Angle tool too. Drawing is a pain 🙂

  19. Debbie H says:

    I would love to win a copy of the new book. Thanks

  20. Debbie H says:

    I would try the stitch that uses mono-filament thread to create a hand-look stitch. Very clever!

  21. Karen says:

    Today’s version of pedal pushers are the Capris.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Lisa E says:

    Hey, I have a Bernina! I’ll have to try that applique suggestion you make.

  23. Nancy says:

    I remember petal pushers very well. Love you block. I definitely will have to try that stitch on my machine.

  24. Marilynn says:

    Wow, your block is amazing and most beautiful. Glad you are in the 100 Blocks and enjoyed your site.

  25. Vivian says:

    Wow, love the colors, so bright and cheery. I have been wanting to try curves but I haven’t gotten the nerve yet. Great giveaway. Thanks.

  26. Vivian L says:

    I haven’t tried the look-of-hand-stitching option on my Bernina yet, but I love how it looks on your block. I definitely have to give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway opportunities.

  27. Pat V. says:

    Love the bias edges technique for the curved sides. Gonna give it a whirl…

  28. Teresa says:

    You have inspired me to use the hand quilted stitch on my Bernina. It looks so neat

  29. Teresa says:

    You have inspired me to try the Hand quilted look on my Bernina. It looks so neat

  30. Kathy Leake says:

    I still want to call those pants “pedal pushers”. As to a quilting technique, I would like to try the bias curves.

  31. Karen A says:

    I’d like to comment for the chance to win your new book too. I love having so much inspiration available.

  32. Karen A says:

    I do remember calling them pedal pushers. I like blocks that combine piecework and applique, and this one adds the curves too. Well done.

  33. Lisa McGriff says:

    The hand quilting stitch is pretty awesome.

  34. Deb G. in VA says:

    I love the hand quilting stitch! Maybe it’s time for me to invest in a new sewing machine with more stitches!

  35. Sherrye says:

    You’re right. Looking at that block makes me happy!!! And I LOVE the added stitch. I don’t have a Bernina, but I will look at my machine and see if I can duplicate. It adds so much. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. VickiT says:

    What a fun block, although bias worries me a bit. The added stitching from your machine really brightens the block. I’m going to have to search my machine to see what I can find similar to yours.

  37. Sherrie Naquin says:

    I am a newbie to the art of quilting, and you make the pedal pusher look so easy! I will have to put this block on my practice list! It is a happy looking block!

  38. Barbara Y says:

    This block is a natural for me. I have an Aunt how loves petal pushers and never got used to calling them capri pants. And I just hemmed a pair of capri’s for a girlfriend. Got to try this one. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great goodies.

  39. Gloria S. says:

    I’d like to try the curved edge – curves intimidate me!

  40. Kathy S. says:

    I’d like to improve my applique. I may try your tip.

  41. Lisa Rogers says:

    I love the appliqué in the block. I haven’t done much appliqué but want to do more. It just makes me nervous to do it because I want it perfect.

  42. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    Really cute block!!

  43. Clare Moore says:

    Might have to try that lovely curved method with monofilament thread. It really looks great.

  44. Pamela Reim says:

    Liked the stitch with monofilament thread.

  45. Laura says:

    I might try more applique in the future. The colors you picked sure drew my attention. It IS a very happy block.

  46. Cathryn says:

    I think the curved edges would be fun to try.

  47. Karen says:

    I think I see how you made the block and would like to try the layered and folded over trick.

  48. Julie Zeigler says:

    I would like to try those curved edges!

  49. Doris Worthen says:

    Love applique but machine sewing curves has me terrified. I do love your block and might just give it a try on a small project at first. Thanks and congratulations on being included in this publication.

  50. Connie Cain says:

    This block is so different!! 🙂 The big stitch is something I see alot of and really like. Am going to have to try it soon.

  51. Lyn says:

    I haven’t tried curved piecing on a sewing machine, so that would be good to try with this block

  52. Karrie Smith says:

    I LOVE your block and the fabric you picked. I would love to try the techniques you used. I haven’t done circles/applique yet. Thanks! and congrats on your block! It’s one of my faves!!

  53. Annie says:

    I’m not a big fan of sewing on curves (but I like the look). Your block may just inspire me to give it another try!

  54. Debbie D. says:

    Terrified of applique work! my first attempt turned out OK, but I was so nervous I actually forgot to do the applique work until AFTER I did my quilt sandwich.. it turned out OK in the long run!

  55. Karen Martin says:

    Of course I would use the Clearly Perfect Angles tool! I had forgotten about that stitch on the Bernina– it adds so much to your pretty block–I plan to use it too.

  56. I want to try all the techniques!!!… Lol.. So much to do and so little time. Thanks so much for the post!!

  57. Nancy M says:

    I like the machine technique you used with the bias edge. Years ago I was shown on my Viking machine how to do a stitch like that. I will have to relearn it and use it. Your block is just so adorable.

  58. Loretta T says:

    Curved piecing looks like a fun new thing to try.

  59. Annmarie says:

    I do a lot of applique and always use a tight zig zag stitch. I just looked, though & my Bernina has the stitch you used, soooo tomorrow I’m going to do my raw edge mini with it. Thanks for the tip!

  60. Linda Dixon says:

    I have yet to try curved piecing; your block looks interesting but i’m a little intimated about trying it yet! I havent been quilting long; but am slowly learning new things!

  61. Pam S says:

    I love the hand stitched look. I’m going to try that stitch. Thanks for the inspiration! The block is lovely.

  62. Joy says:

    Great block, thanks for a chance to win.

  63. Donna Amos says:

    This is my favorite block so far in the blog tour. I love your pattern and the colors are perfect for it. Yes, I do remember petal pushers…..great name for this block.

  64. Michele says:

    I’m old enough to remember pedal pushers too! My sewing machine has a hand quilting stitch but I haven’t tried it yet. Seeing your block inspires me to give it a whirl.

  65. Kathy h says:

    I think the clearly perfect angle sounds like it would make it easier to make the HST.

  66. sara says:

    i adore the name! and i do remember them. i was just talking with my granddaughter about different things from the “good old days” lol. the curved pieced reminded me of cathedral stars and i’d love to be able to do those

  67. Yes I remember pedal-pushers well.. Guess we’re showing our age, right? I too am a Bernina girl- no better machine in the world!
    I’d like to try the mock hand-stitch. Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Liz says:

    Yep I remember peddle pushers. Riding my bike was one of my favorite pastimes. Just wish we would have had some of the bike trails available now. I would like to try your curved bias technique.

  69. Barbara says:

    I like your square or block but I think it is above my experience. I have only been quilting for a year. But I taught geometry using quilt blocks so I do like making my own patterns.

  70. Pat Wade says:

    I am interested in learning to use the clearly perfect angle.

  71. Steph says:

    I loved my pedal pushers! If I remember correctly. I think I was like six.
    I might try that bias turn to the curve. It looks interesting.

  72. Jane says:

    So many new techniques to try. Thank you!

  73. Kathy W says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the mono-filament stitch. Love your block.

  74. LoriL says:

    That is one cute block. I don’t quite understand how you did it so hopefully I can win a copy of Volume 9 so I get the directions. I guess I should try out that machine “hand quilted” stitch on my Viking. Thanks for the idea.

  75. Andresa says:

    the Clearly Perfect Angle tool intrigues me.

  76. Sarah says:

    Lovely block, and wonderfully creative name for it. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

  77. Gwen Wehner says:

    I’d like to try the curved edge. It’s surprising what some curves can do for a traditional pattern!

  78. SewCalGal says:

    Congratulations on having another block published in Quiltmaker 100 blocks. Love this block and your technique for creating amazing bindings, that you’ve incorporated a version to your block. Great job.

    Also excited to hear about your new book that will be introduced at Quilt Market. Just wish I could make it to Spring Market, but it won’t work for my schedule.


  79. Janine Marie says:

    I like the little turned-back scallop. Like cathedral window but less fussy.

  80. hmmm, I wore pedalpushers back in the day and I have a fabric bundle of pedalpusher stashed away … perfect for this block of yours. I also have a handstitch stitch on my Viking that I haven’t used yet [gulp] to try out!

  81. Ann Flower says:

    I haven’t done the raw edge applique. This is such a cut block. I think I will make a little girl quilt for my guilds donations.

  82. sandy says:

    Love the colors you chose for your block. The “hand stitching” on the applique would be fun to try. Thanks for your generous giveaway.

  83. judy says:

    Yes, I remember the petal pusher pants! ha-ha! I haven’t heard them called that in a long time!
    What a great quilt block! Reminds me of the cathedral windows block design.
    I have a Bernina, too. Best machine ever! I’m gonna try the hand quilted looking stitch. Thank you!

  84. Lee Ann L. says:

    I really need to try curve piecing. This block looks like it has some of this and it is too cute!

  85. Maureen says:

    I certainly do remember pedal pushers! I love this block…it’s so pretty. I have to consider trying the curved edge technique. Interesting effect. Thanks for a chance at the give-away.

  86. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    I absolutely LOVE new books, and if your block is anything to go by, I will love it. I’m game to try just about anything. I also like to do just about anything. Thanks for giving us the chance to participate.

  87. Gunda S. says:

    Need to try curves, somehow they scare me. But this block make me to try it

  88. Cindy Dahlgren says:

    Yes, I wore pedal pushers. I love your block, and I’ve never done curved piecing, but I love choosing fabrics to make a block look it’s best.

  89. Karen Dumont says:

    Want to try the curved lines!!! Thanks for he chance to win!!!

  90. Deb says:

    Yes, I’m old enough to have grown up with petal pushers! I’d like to try the raw edge applique. I think the Clearly Perfect Angle tool would be great!!

  91. Renata says:

    I think I need to try the handstitch on my sewing machine. Yours looks great in this block.

  92. Judy Princ says:

    Love petal pushers. When I saw your block, I just smiled. The colors that you used just make a person happy. Thank you for the chance to win.

  93. Susan Blumenshein says:

    Petal pushers? I’m wearing some right now-black. Sadly, I don’t have a machine that can make pretty stitches. My 301 plugs along and does what it is supposed to do. Your block looks so darn happy! I think it would look nice with some surprise appliques hidden throughout the blocks. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  94. Liz Engman says:

    I’d try that curved edge. Simple, but very effective.

  95. Laura McFall says:

    It is a very happy block! I’d like to try turning back the bias seams to create rounded edges.

  96. Barbara Williams says:

    I remember pedal pushers and I remember you from the guild in Alexandria some years ago. So good to see you here!!!

  97. I love your block, so many wonderful elements are coming together to create a great whole. Curves scare me, so practicing on a small block like yours would be a great way to get better at it. Thank you for a chance to win.

  98. Nancy says:

    Like the Pedal Pusher block and do remember wearing them, actually liked them because they didn’t seem as long as some of the capris are on me nowadays. Am horrified to try curved pieces, so would probably end up doing hand applique on your block. It would be wonderful to win that Clearly Perfect Angle because my friend has been bragging it up to me and how it has helped her become pin-free doing some of her stitching nowadays.

  99. Cecilia says:

    I love your block and the fabrics you chose. Thanks for the tip about the stitching, I have a Bernina, too and I will have to try that. Thank you for the giveaway and congratulations on being included opinion the magazine.

  100. Lee says:

    I love your block – I would love to give the curved edges a try! thanks!

  101. Margaret says:

    Wow! what a pretty block. My favorite thing is applique, all kinds of applique. I like the quilting stitch,

  102. Margaret Higgins says:

    Wow! what a pretty block. My favorite thing is applique, all kinds of applique. I like the quilting stitch,

  103. Mary D says:

    Will I date myself I if say I remember pedal pusher. Heck I actually wore them. Ha Ha. I really like your block and the colorway you chose. I am so excited to see this new issue of 100 Blocks.

  104. Janet T says:

    Really like your block. It reminds me of a Churn Dash, only Modernized.

  105. Andee Neff says:

    Love pedal pushers and your block too!

  106. Sharlene B says:

    This is by far, the most stunning block I’ve seen so far on the tour. Well done and congrats!

  107. Kris B says:

    Yes I remember them and still wear them. Love the originality of your block!

  108. Amy says:

    I just love the curved piecing, it adds so much interest to the churn dash. Would probably try that for this block. Thanks for the beautiful design!

  109. Peggy Savage says:

    I love the curved edges on your block. I’m looking forward to getting a copy of the magazine to try it out.

  110. Shar says:

    I remember petal pushers also. What a fun block. You have some great ideas.

  111. marta says:

    I like the ‘hand-look stitch’….I have a bernina 710, now is time to check the books to find it thank you…..marta

  112. Cindy K says:

    I also remember petal pushers….I love you block and I will have to try this. Thank you for the chance to win

  113. Yup, I remember them being called pedal pushers! It’s super cute.
    I’ve heard a lot about Clearly Perfect and I’d like to try it. I would try using the decorative stitches on my small Bernina on the appliqué.

  114. Oh, I love your block!!! Thank you so much for the fabulous giveaway!!!!!

  115. Melody Lutz says:

    I would like to go for the curves!

  116. Jan says:

    Yes, I do remember pedal pushers. Love your block and the fabrics you used. My 20-year old Viking has that quilting stitch which uses monofilament thread. Love using it. I would like to try the curves in your block.

  117. Pam says:

    Congratulations on your block being published. Thanks for the chance to win.

  118. hanke says:

    i think I have to try every thing 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  119. Wendy says:

    Sure do remember those petal pushers! Your block is very cute and I love the stitch detail. Thanks!

  120. Nancy says:

    What a clever idea you had to turn the edges on your block. Makes it look like curved piecing,without the complications of curved piecing. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  121. Anne Cowan says:

    I like the curved pieces and the raw edged applique. Sure would love to win!!! Thanks for the chance.

  122. Sue C says:

    It looks as if I might have to try circle piecing with this block, although maybe not. I think the fabrics you chose really set off the design!

  123. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    I love the appliqued flower and need to practice my machine stitches before I try that. Thanks for the give away!

  124. Pat Evans says:

    Well you can tell how many of us are the age, we all remember pedal pushers. I have a Bernina (older model, not computerized) and I’m not sure it has this stitch. The curvex remonds me that I have a UFO with a curved edge in the block. I should dig it out and get it finished.

  125. Emily C says:

    This is a cute block that I would love to make. Can always use a skill refresher.

  126. Elizabeth McDonald (catskill quilter) says:

    I want to see if I can pull off the hand stitched look on the raw edged applique! (Love your block!)

  127. Linda Webster says:

    I’m going to try out the stitch that uses mono-filament thread to create a hand-look stitch. I love the effect on your block Pedal Pushers. And I used to wear pedal pushers many years ago too. Congratulations on your block!

  128. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I’ve never done applique & your cute block makes me want to learn. Thanks.

  129. Karyn says:

    I LOVE the look of the scalloped edges! I must try that! Thanks for a cutie-patootie block!

  130. Nancy says:

    I’d like to try the hand look applique. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  131. Sherry says:

    I have a brand new Bernina, I’m going to have to figure out how to do that stitch in your block, thanks for the tip and the giveaway!

  132. Janet Frank says:

    I, too, remember pedal pushers & wore, too! Yipes!! That was a long time ago for me! Anyway, probably raw edge applique. Have only tried this once….and like to do more of it!

  133. Judy says:

    I remember when capris were called pedal pushers. I think your block is so pretty. I would like to try the raw edge applique.

  134. Diantha Howard says:

    I like how your block looks with the curves. Congratulations on making it into the book.
    Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.

  135. Auntie Clark says:

    Great idea to use that stitch on the Bernina. I will need to try it.

  136. teri c says:

    I’d like to try this with raw edge applique.

  137. Diane Bowron says:

    I have the “hand quilted” stitch on my machine and would try this on your block.

  138. Laurie P says:

    I would like to try raw edge applique with this. What a wonderful block. Congrats on being chosen for the magazine. The fabrics remind me of summer, I can not wait. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

  139. barbara corbitt says:

    As a hand quilter, i am always concerned with the thicknes of layers of fabric and i really appreciate your input on it. i love making hsts because they are so versitile and i hate marking lines too. thank you for such a generous giveaway. a quilter cannot have too many rulers especially ones that make it easier.

  140. Colette says:

    I would like to try the scallops. The curves add so much to the block as well as the stitching which looks like hand quilting.

  141. Diane O says:

    I would actually try hand quilting this. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  142. Kathy L says:

    I would like to try raw edge applique. Thanks for the chance to win.

  143. Angelia L. says:

    Congratulations! I love your Petal Pusher block and capri pants. Thank you for sharing!

  144. Gayle Mitchel says:

    You’re kidding! That hand look stitch is done by a Bernina? Great look! I’d like to try the scallops – it being one of my favorite foods and a challenge to cook – like bias edges; a challenge. And yes, I remember pedal pushers. Looked much better in them “then”. Congrats on being published in Vol. 9 and thanks for the opportunity to win.

  145. Kelly Wilson says:

    I haven’t tried curves yet – your block moves learning to make curves higher on the list! I think it would be nice to add some hand embroidery. Thanks for the opportunity! notwendy gmail

  146. Brenda E. says:

    I will have to wait to see how you made this block- but I have done cathedral window. I will look at a block and sometimes add or leave out to make it my own. The stitching before quilting is something I will try. Thanks for the giveaway!

  147. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    This is a fun blog tour, thanks for putting my name in the drawing. What a fun block, I think trying curves would be fun and this would be a great block to try it with.

  148. Sue Hook says:

    I would like to try the Clearly Perfect Angles as I do not like drawing lines for hst.

  149. Carol Eicke says:

    This is definitely a petal-pusher block – love it. Congrats on being in the latest 100 Block collection.

  150. Anita says:

    I would like to try curved edges. Thanks for the giveaway!

  151. Trena J says:

    I’ve not tried curves. I hear they just take patience 😀 Thank you

  152. Sue in Scottsdale, AZ says:

    Such a happy block. I wore petal pushers! I have never tried this ruler and would love to give it a whirl. I hate drawing lines and new techniques are always fun.

  153. kristi says:

    Thank you for sharing all your inspiring idea forming patterns with us I know it takes time for you do all this and want to say thank you for the inspiration

  154. Linda B says:

    Sure, I remember petal pushers! Love your block!

  155. KT says:

    Love the curved sides on your block! I have a very basic machine, so don’t have that fun hand-stitching stitch, but I want to try those curves! Thanks for the chance to win!

  156. Patti says:

    I’ve never tried raw-edge applique, so I’ll probably give that a shot…

  157. Linda Jacobs says:

    I wore Keds with my pedal pushers! My Bernina also has the stitch for the hand quilted look, but I’ve never used it. I’ll try that soon. Curved piecing is rather daunting, but I’d like to try that too.

  158. Jill Hicks says:

    I will have to try the curved portion. You have a beautiful block.

  159. Dorothy Reitsma says:

    I will try the hand look stitch with the mono-filament thread that creates the hand look quilting. I do remember pedal pushers and it a great name for your block.

  160. Barb Woods says:

    Love this block and yes I remember petal pushers well. Thanks for sharing

  161. Donna Joy says:

    Petal pushers, we should start that up again. Your block is just so Happy, love the look of hand stitching, I will use that. What is this wonderful Clearly Perfect Angle you talk about? Sounds good to me. Thanks,

  162. Ann Rudd says:

    I love your block and I do remember pedal pushers! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  163. Beth Brown says:

    I love this block! And I still wear pedal pushers 🙂

  164. PJB says:

    A cute block and a great chance to use applique, which I love.

  165. BillieBee says:

    Loved my pedal pushers as well.

  166. Rommy says:

    What a beautifull block. I want tot make this one by hand.I Like The colors too

  167. cjj says:

    Thats a really neat looking block. Yes I remember pedal pushers too

  168. I’m going to try that hand stitch on my new Bernina. Thanks for the giveaway.

  169. Joanna says:

    You can still hear me call my crops pedal pushers, a much cuter name. I love your block; it’s so pretty. I do raw edge applique but don’t often use hand stitching, although I love the look.

  170. Dana Gaffney says:

    I like that hand-stitched look, I’m going to play with my machine and see if I have anything like that. Your block is beautiful!

  171. Margaret Andrews says:

    What a beautiful block with such vibrant fabrics! I love it and can’t wait to make one. Now to look at my Bernina and see if I have that hand stitch feature…it looks like such fun. Thanks for sharing.

  172. Debby E says:

    What an awesome block! I do love the colors you chose. I confess – I hate drawing lines too but that’s what I do! I would love to try out the Clearly Perfect Angle though. Thanks so much for the chance to win! 🙂 And I love your hand-stitched look.
    PS – I wore pedal pushers too!!! LOL – I thought I was the only one that remembered calling them that!

  173. Cynthia Knapp says:

    I really love how the curved edges frame the flower in the middle. I would like to try this, as I’ve not done curved edges before. Thank you for sharing your books and patterns for the blog hop.

  174. Patty Happel says:

    Yes, I remember petal pushers. Love the block! Thanks for the chance to win!

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