Saturday, February 11, 2017

182 Day Solstice Challenge Block #8

Each block in Pat Sloan's 182 Day Solstice Challenge has not been difficult.
It's a perfect challenge to learn new blocks and use up fabric in you stash.
I love how great her directions are. Thanks, Pat!

182 Solstice Challenge Block #8
This one is bigger than the other ones - finished size 18" x 18"

This block has some applique, which I love, so I used my favorite adhesive,
Thermoweb's Heat n Bond Lite.

HeatnBond Lite

Pat has also shown some layouts for the blocks to make it easy for us.

Have you checked out Sew Incredibly Crazy's BOM, Sun, Sand, and Sea?
If so, have you started sewing the first block?
My sun is completed and Block #2 will be released on March 1st. I can't wait!

I ooh and aah a lot about the fabrics I'm using...Riley Blake Design's Crayola solids. Love them!

I've been sewing Moda Color Daze batiks that I won from Soma at Whims and Fancies. Of course,
I'm using the Aurifil thread I won, too. I was soooo lucky to win...thanks again, Soma!


  1. The new block looks great. Perfect for Valentine's Day next week too.

  2. You have been a busy sewing bee and your blocks are all lovely. Happy Hearts Weekend...<3

  3. I used the Heat & Bond also & had lots of trouble w.the applique. Managed to get it done, but by wiping the #11 needle off many times w/an alcohol qtip!

    1. Hi Priscilla, You're a no-reply blogger so I can't email you. I've never had this happen, but if you send me a message with your email address I'd gladly see if I can help.

    2. After consulting with the pros at ThermOWeb, it sounds like you might have been sewing through the Ultrahold adhesive which isn't meant to be sewn.

  4. I hope you figured out my error!!! Many thanks!

  5. I love them both. The batik block is something I could see in my own home. Absolutely love ❤️ it.


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