My latest project wad been in my sewing basket for several months (block 1 arrived over a year ago!) and I finally made a start on it this year. This is Bluebird Lane, by the Australian designer Natalie Bird (The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs) and was bought online as a BOM from Patchwork Chicks here in the UK. Block 3 of arrived back in April 2015 and I really can't believe I left it for so long before making a start on it! The background is pieced, and I used my favourite Aurifil 50wt thread for all the machine piecing. The applique was all made using applique paper and a gluestick, and apliquick rods. I've been busy stitching the applique for both block 2 and block 3 in the evenings over the past week...
...and over the weekend I was able to get the borders pieced together for both blocks too. Yesterday I shared a picture of block 2 (Little Country Church) and here's the completed block 3 (Alphabet Sampler 1). Some of these letters were a bit tricky, and the ladybird was particularly small and fiddly, but the overall result was well worth all the effort! The remaining letters will be on block 7, Alphabet Sampler 2.
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These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.