City Girl Sew Along is called "Garden Gate". The background fabric is Halle Rose by Riley Blake Designs - isn't it fantastic? I used Riley Blenders for the wrought iron gate applique. This block comes together easily so the tutorial is very brief. Are you ready?
What you will need:
(1) 8-1/2" square of background fabric
(1) 8-1/2" square of dark gray fabric for the gate
(1) 9" square of HeatnBond Lite (or other fusible web)
Matching thread for applique (this time I used dark monofilament)
How to do it:
here to download template) onto fusible web. Iron it to the back of the dark gray fabric (for more details on how to use fusible web, click here). Using sharp scissors, carefully cut template (I save all the fused fabric cut outs for other projects!).
The first wall hanging I ever made using a much larger version of this template (see snippet of that quilt on the very top left corner of this page) was done differently: I prepared the background by gluing fabrics together to form my garden, fused the gate onto background, layered the quilt sandwich, then used monofilament and straight stitch to applique and quilt the gate at the same time.
Don't forget to send me pictures of your blocks as you finish them. See ya!