I'd signed up with Patchwork Chicks here in the UK to do this BOM "Bluebird Lane" by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse a year ago. This is a gorgeous project combining piecing and appliqué and stitchery and EPP. The first block arrived and I was so busy with other projects, it was put away for a few weeks, then it was going to be my winter project, and now it has become my spring project! The first pack contained all the fabrics, weaveline and DMC threads needed for block 1, and it also came with a folder to keep all the patterns in each month as they arrived. I finally made a start on this over the weekend, a whole year after this first arrived. The background was pieced together, and the applique was mostly completed using the applique paper and glue stick method and the wool felt berries were completed using fusible webbing on the back, and secured into place with blanket stitch, using DMC embroidery threads...
...and here is the first block completed, Birds n' Berries. I machine pieced the borders of the block together using my favourite Aurifil thread. This is going to be a lovely project, and I've made a start on getting the applique ready for block 2 as I'm hoping to get a block finished each week.
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These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.