April Block Lotto – Raw Edge Applique Circles

Blocks sewn by @nikistorr. Tutorial by @cluckclucksew.

I think we have finally turned the corner on winter and can say with confidence: bring on spring! Blue skies, green grass, and sunshine.

It’s time to circle back to circles in our year of exploring basic shapes, and I’ve used Alison of Cluck Cluck Sew’s tutorial to made these fun, slightly scrappy circles that when washed the edges will get frayed and will look even more like suns or flowers.

For the circles I traced out 6″ rounds and then added a quarter inch by eye-balling it. These are forgiving blocks – even when the edges didn’t quite meet up a little trim with some fine pointy scissors fixed them all up. And, despite what Alison wrote in her tutorial about these being fussy, I made the samples quickly without any trouble (and trouble finds me). I love the secondary patterns that happen when the colour palette is limited.

For the colour scheme, please use:
– aqua/turquiouse/sky blue (4)
– shamrock/emerald/forest green (4)
– daffodil yellow  (4)

For those new to the block lotto – for every block you make you get a ticket to win them all. This pattern make four blocks in one go, so good value for your efforts. May the luck of the Irish be with you!