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    This year (well it actually started in the fall last year) I decided to join a $5 Block of the Month class again. Why not, after all, I still haven't finished the last $5 BOM quilt I started.

    This class is at a different LQS so hopefully they will have all the fabric needed (the last one didn't which is why it is unfinished). There are three color palettes to choose from, Black & Bold, Southwest, and Grunge. I chose Southwest. And they also have an additional applique block too, but you have to pay $15 for that. I don't know why, but I am buying them too.

    So I've been happily making my required block and sewing each before the next class. All is well. Now I've decided to tackle those applique blocks. And much to my surprise they are fun. Some need additional hand stitching, which has also been fun to do. It combines all of my skills - piecing, applique, and hand stitching.

    These are the pieced blocks so far, I have one more to do. They are batiks and really hard to sew through. I changed needles too and it helped some, but I still get skipped stitches at times.
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    And here are the cactus appliques. I have two more to do. One is the Christmas Cactus and has a bunch of pieces to cut, which I'm not looking forward to.

    Hedgehog cactus Click image for larger version. 

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    Queen of the Night cactus Click image for larger version. 

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    and the Prickly Pear Click image for larger version. 

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    I love the colors! Really nice work on the applique!



    Lorie

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    Your blocks look GREAT! I'm glad you are doing the applique blocks. They will add such a nice touch to your quilt and the designs are really nice.

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    That is going to be beautiful when all together.

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    That is going to be a gorgeous quilt, and I love those applique blocks!
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    Very nice!!! The colors are wonderful and I love your appliqué ❤❤
    Michele

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    That is pretty cool, great job!
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    These look great!! I can't wait to see the finished quilt, which will be beautiful

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    No wonder you signed up! Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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    Your blocks look terrific, Carol! I love the prickly pear!
    Cindy

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