Block 4 (Cottage Row) of Bluebird Lane had arrived in the post last year, and was out away to become my Winter project, however other things took priority so it has become my Spring project instead! This pattern is by the Australian designer Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs. The stitchery design was traced with a Micron Pigma pen, and a piece of weaveline fusible interfacing was fused to the back of the background fabric. The applique has all been done using the applique paper and glue stick method, and the hand embroidery was completed with DMC threads that were supplied with the fabrics and pattern...
...this beautiful BOM was ordered from Patchwork Chicks here in the UK, so all the fabrics and threads were supplied, but this would be a great project for using up your scraps! Once all the applique was completed, the borders were machine pieced using Aurifil 50wt thread, and a Schmetz Microtex size 60 needle. This project is coming along nicely, and I've already traced the applique templates for the next few blocks. Once all the blocks have been completed there is a gorgeous star block border which certainly take me a while to complete, for for now I'm really enjoying the peacefulness of all the hand applique and embroidery!
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