I was so excited when I saw this block and even more excited when I realized that there might be 11 more as part Laurie Burgesser's CQJP 2012. You might have seen it on her blog or on facebook, but even if you did see you might not realize how unique it was... You need to file this piece this away, pin it on your wall or put it by your work area as a reminder...
Laurie description of this block was:.
"All the fabrics except the red/white stripe started out as solid color pieces. I liked the idea of the geometric surface embroidery juxtaposed with the curves of the patches and the seams"
The key words here are "surface embroidery" This technique can be the answer to many of the problems stitchers have with a block... I've always referred to it as "surface texture" but I like Laurie's phrase much better... Last fall I was giving some advice to Flora to use this technique