If you read my post a few hours ago, you know I had a bit of trouble using a decorative stitch to finish off this little project. But I figured that if I fiddled around with it and tried to make it work, I'd be potentially wasting a lot of thread, and really I didn't want to spend that much effort on this project, so I went with a simple double straight line of stitching instead and let's call it done.
The pattern is 'Stack & Nest Quilted Blocks' by Elizabeth Hartman. It has instructions for 4 different sized blocks that nest into each other. The one above is the 5" block. As usual with Elizabeth's instructions, they are very thorough and clear, very nice finishing techniques, and lots of helpful photos. I recommend it!
The pattern calls for a heavyweight sew-in interfacing for one step, which I'd never used before. My fabric store does not carry the common brand names that I see around online (Timtex, Peltex, etc.) so I just picked one of a few choices that were there, and it worked out great. The block has really good structure, stands up perfectly on its own, but is still soft and quilty.
Just had to include a photo of my favourite part of this Heather Ross fabric. The little underwear-toting owl. My kids were pretty amused by that. :)
So as with most of my sewing projects, all's well that ends well!