Stitch Pink Block 19 - Tropicana Block Tip: [Moda Blog] Appliqué. Don't roll your eyes. These orange peels can be stitched to the background using one of several different methods. By hand. Or by machine, using a zig-zag, buttonhole, edge, or blind-hem stitch. All four work well, they just have a different look. I like a blind-hem stitch using as small a width as possible, and Aurifil 80wt. thread in the top, through the needle. (While the 80wt. can be stitched with either 50wt. or 80wt. in the bobbin, I usually use the 50wt. that's already there.)
For more than twenty years, health organizations around the world have come together for the month of October to campaign for increased awareness of breast cancer.
Last year, we created Stitch Pink to help with that, in large part because the Moda family has been touched by breast cancer. While we reminded each other of the importance of mammograms and early detection, and educated ourselves regarding risk factors, we did a little bit of stitching together.
This year, we want to do a little more. So we're sharing a Sampler Quilt, one block each day for the month of October. The whole month - thirty blocks, and then the Final Assembly on Saturday, October 31.
Finishing at 64" x 76", the quilt is made with thirty blocks that finish at 12" x 12".