There were 2 appliqué blocks in Month 6. The large bluebird block and the melon, or orange peel block.
There are templates provided in Month 6. I cut the larger template out of plastic and used it to cut out 2 light and 2 dark melons out of the blue and white fabric. I used the smaller template provided and cut out 4 paper melons. I glue basted the fabric to the paper.
These are the easiest appliqués to stitch down as your edges are all turned for you. I stitched all the way around the melon then cut a slit in the back side of the background fabric behind the melon and pulled out the paper.
The bluebird block is the exact block we copied from the original antique quilt. Almost exactly. I added the cherries. It's goofy, but charming, and it was our starting point of this quilt. Thank you to the anonymous quilt maker who made it over 100 years ago.
Tomorrow I leave for a lecture/trunk show and 2 classes in Grand Rapids for the West Michigan Quilter's Guild. I hope to see you there.
Everyone have a peaceful Memorial Day with your loved ones.
P.S. I just heard from Karen and Paul in Australia that some new Star-A-Day patterns are shipping soon. I just put them back up in the Etsy store and I will be able to ship to you when I get back from my road trip.