Elizabeth Hartman from Oh, Fransson! joins us each month for Elizabeth’s Fabric Focus. Today’s Stack & Nest Quilted Block project is a free PDF download and features many of our favorite Lecien prints. Oh, Fransson! is full of information for sewists, whether you’re looking for a small project or a quilting how-to (plus much more). Be sure to browse and enjoy.
From Elizabeth: This month we’re celebrating all the new Lecien prints in the shop with a fun patchwork project. The tiny animal and floral prints are just perfect for these stacking and nesting blocks.
There were so many choices that I had a hard time narrowing things down! I used all of the following in my blocks:
I also used pieces of Aiden Linen in natural in each block. The natural linen lends a zakka-inspired look to the blocks and offers a nice textural contrast to the various cotton prints.
While I used square-in-square patchwork for the exterior of my blocks, any patchwork pattern (or even just plain panels) can be used, making this a great project for playing around with scraps and trying out new patchwork patterns.
In order to make the blocks sturdy enough to hold their shape and be stacked, several types of interfacing are used. Don’t let that scare you off though! The blocks are constructed in such a way that it isn’t necessary to sew through any thick layers.
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