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Mosaic Block

That title sounds dramatic doesn’t it? I am sharing a few more of my mosaic blocks and their silly stories today. The stories are made up as I sew to amuse myself. I am planning on making 5 more blocks bringing me to a total of 49 and then I am going to assemble the quilt top!

The center of this block is fussy cut from Catnap by Lizzy House, as are the little mice in the border.  This is the block that spurred me on to finish my son’s Catnap pillow so that I could use the scraps!

Mosaic Block

This is a second block using Catnap in the center.  This little kitty is so content with rosy cheeks because she lives in a house with a sweet little old lady who drinks tea (inner text print) and does cross stitch.  The cross stitch print is from Blend Fabrics.

Mosaic Block

This center print is courtesy of Jenny on Instagram who sent it to me for this purpose!  It’s a Heather Ross print.  I think he looks like a European man who fancies himself a great lover.  So that’s why he has the newprints from Europe surrounding him and all the red and pink; colors of love you know.

Mosaic Block

Here is another Heather Ross fussy cut center, this time sent to me by Melinda.  She is doing the yoga tree pose. I had to cut off the thought bubble that showed a tree so I used wood grain around her to make up for that.  Next there is a cupcake recipe print followed by castles.  See, while she is doing her yoga, she is thinking “My kingdom for a cupcake!”  This is one of my silliest stories but also one of my favorites.

Mosaic Block

This fellow is standing out in the rain.  I can’t imagine doing that for no reason so I think he is either waiting for the bus or for his dog to do his business.  He is surrounded by water puddles and rain drops and a newsprint, because he’d rather be inside reading his paper.

Mosaic Block

The center fabric in this block is called Pop Pop Drops. I saw it in a block made by Elnora on Instagram and with her help and others, I tracked it down and found it on Etsy.  The print just makes me laugh and the word “Corn” actually sparkles.  I surrounded him in basketweave and then in a barcode print because there is a barcode in the fussy cut.

Mosaic Block

And finally, I made a block using this clothespin doll from Heather Ross Crafty Chloe fabric. I have a soft spot for clothespin dolls because we’ve had one on our Christmas tree for as long as I can remember. I decided to go with the “sugar and spice and everything nice” sort of theme for this block.  That translated in fabric to pink paisleys, lace and floral prints.

I can’t wait to make my last few blocks but I spent a lot of this week painting fabric with the second graders at my childrens’ school.  I now need to turn the fabric into 4 pillows for the school auction.  So, there will be a bit of that to fit in as well!

I’ve had a few questions about where I am finding my prints.  The majority of my fussy cuts and text fabrics are from Sew Me A Song on Etsy.

And yes, I am sharing the pattern for these blocks! If you would like to download the free pattern you can find it in my Craftsy shop.

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