Grandma Hattie's Knick Knack Shelf Blocks
part 4 of series

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In this part 4 we have two new free quilt pattern blocks: a bonsai tree and a house. Both need your creative "embellishment" to personalize them. You can use embroidery and/or applique.

  Knick Knack block 7: A Bonsai Tree  

mini bonzai block

the "bare" paper
 pieced tree block

and one possible look is below with green leafy circles added. The circles could be Yo-Yo blocks or just fused-on circles of green fabrics. See more ideas for appliquéing from bark cloth on the additional Bonsai Tree block page.

sample bonzai tree block

Here are some more ideas for the Bonsai Tree block using applique leaves

HERE is the full size of the Bonsai Tree paper foundation block for printing

 Knick Knack block 8: A Little House  a free quilt block to paper piece and to embellish with doors, windows, flowers, chimney, etc. This block is an easy one to paper piece - it's all done in one unit.

mini house block
Here's what the 
little basic house 
block looks like

 With some embroidery and some applique you can turn the house into a variety of different looks. Here's one simple example:




house with windows

With some small pieces of fabric you can fuse or 
embroider windows, a door and a flower box for your 
house. Don't forget to add a chimney, too.

 Here is the full size 8" sq version of the Little House block for printing.

See the bottom of this page to sign up for notification when more blocks are added to this collection. I plan to have 12-18 blocks eventually.

 Here's an index to all the blocks in this series.

These blocks are all designed by Susan Druding using Electric Quilt 4 software.

Susan Druding

copyright ©2000 Susan C. Druding

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