WWI Block of the Month - Block Three: Dog Tooth Violet
The story and photos that went with the block this month were interesting, but I missed the connection between the Dog Tooth Violet block and the soldier's experience. Perhaps these blocks were chosen merely for their patriotic flair.
I have not made this block before, but it is a pretty one. The wreath is intended to overlap the piecing, and I'm getting used to that. I put the block together yesterday, but didn't even get a start on the applique, even though all the pieces were ready to fuse and stitch. I have found that glue-basting the stem is the best way to hold it in place for the machine applique. The fusible I was working with does not hold.