July’s block is a very simple appliqué, presented by Laura Ryle.
There are only 2 rules:
1. You must use solid fabric only. Any color is ok, including black and white.
2. You must hand sew the appliqué.
Cut a 5 1⁄2 inch square for the background.
Cut out a 4 inch circle of another color.
The finished appliqué is a 3 1/2 inch circle. This is the size of your template.
Turn the edges under, using your technique of choice. Cut the excess fabric from the back.
The technique that I prefer is to cut a freezer paper circle the size of the finished circle (3 1/2”). With the shiny side up, place the paper on the wrong side of the circle. I use a little fabric glue to tack the edges down and then press the edges on to the paper.
Center the circle on the background. There should be about a 1 inch border on each side. Hand appliqué.
Match your thread color to the circle.
If you would like an additional challenge, you can piece strips of solids and then cut your circle.
After the circle is sewn down, cut the excess fabric from the back of the circle, leaving a 1⁄4” seam allowance. The paper can then be removed.