applique Quilt Blocks

Mini Cooper Block

This month in the Ringo Pie Bee, Lynne requested blocks based on British Design Classics & gave us this image to use as inspiration:

I’ve been a bit stumped as to what to make–luckily Lynne said we could use applique if we’d like to which really saved my butt. =p  We do a lot of paper piecing in this bee and paper piecing some of these images is just way over my head….applique, now I can handle that.

I decided to use this image as my inspiration:

I was a little bit concerned my block was gonna look like some wonky VW Bug–but, after I got going on it I was happy with the end result.  The hubster could identify the car after I was finished so I called it a success.

Oh and by the way, I’m sure that Lynne would love if you’d pop on over to her blog to check out some of her fancy dance moves here. =P

Oh and by the way again, if you haven’t entered to win the Go! Baby cutter pop on over here and enter!

Comments (24)

  • cute cute cute…love your mini.
    Hugs Khris

  • OK now the ending of that post made me LOL!!! Love love love this mini but I think I might have mentioned that!

  • WOW! That’s pretty much all I can say. It looks amazing!

  • It’s great! I do appreciate a bit of British design and that is a fantastic version of a mini.

  • very impressive! good work!

  • That is stinken cute 🙂
    Nice job!

  • I thought you painted it! WOW! It’s so detailed and beautiful. Lucky Lynne.

  • I definitely call your car a success! Turned out fabulous.

  • I love this! You are so talented.

  • She’s going to love it.

  • That looks amazing! It’s so cool that you designed that applique yourself. 🙂

  • Wow, nice Mini Cooper applique!! Your friend Lynne is seriously silly….what a nice thing to be 🙂

  • It is so stinkin cute! I love it!

  • very very cute and clever and adorable and i love it..what more can i say..jane

  • This is wonderful. Where could I learn how to do something like this? My husband is Land Rover enthusiast, and I would love to make him a landrover mug rug. Maybe he and quilting could begin to see eye to eye!

    • Applique is fairly simple to do–it just takes a bit of practice. The applique for the mini is all raw edge with straight line stitching which is one of the easier methods & definitely the way to go for all of those super tiny pieces. I taught myself to applique just by browsing around on the internet looking for answers to questions that I had. I certainly didn’t start out with anything complex–actually it was a little cherry applique that I did on a pair of my daughters jeans. I do have a post in the works that addresses a lot of questions I’ve received about applique so keep a look out for it! =)

  • This is one of the cutest blocks ever!

  • That is adorable. You did a great job. I wish applique and I got along as well you two do!

  • OH MY!!! Beyond Cute!! Cute as a Button! Snucke 🙂 I love it. Really aren’t words to say just how much I love it!!

  • This is the coolest thing ever! Wow! I love applique, but I could never have come up with that.

  • Corey, this is AMAZING!!!! I love it! Would love to hear more about your process.

  • Excellent job! I love it!

  • A really cool “WOW” block!! Love It! Wonderful job!

  • Cute Block it really does look like a vintage Mini

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