"With a moo moo here, and a moo moo there; here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo moo..."

Today we are sharing our Cow Applique Block. It was created to fit on a 6" x 6" block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. There are many small pieces on this applique, so it lends itself well to be worked in felt. Hope you find many ways to make use of this little guy... guess I mean little gal :) MOO!

The Cow pattern can be found HERE.

 

 

The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce can be found HERE.

The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.

The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.

DIRECTIONS - Refer to pattern and photo for applique placements and stitching recommendations.

Cut out felt using material list above and pattern. Transfer any embroidery markings.

Position cow's body on block. Using a running stitch, sew utter to block using 2 strands of floss. The utter seam should be under the cow's body.

Using a blanket stitch, sew body to block using 3 strands floss.

Position head on block. Using a running stitch, sew ears and horns to block using 2 strands floss. The horn and ear seams should be under the cow's head.

Using a blanket stitch, sew head to block using 3 strands floss.

Using a running stitch, sew muzzle and spots to body using 2 strands floss.

Using a stem stitch, embroider cow's tail and leg detailing using 6 strands floss.

Using a running stitch, sew tuft to tail using 2 strands floss.

Using a straight stitch, embroider nostrils using 6 strands floss.

Using a French knot, add eyes using 6 strands floss.

Using a straight stitch, add teats using 6 strands floss.

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Comments

Cute, cute, and then a little more cute! My friend loves and collects cows. (Not reall cows mind you) I was going to make her a tote bag and embroider a cow in the center block. Instead I'll add a felt cow. She'll love it. Thanks, Kimara. BTW, I love your name.