I made a start on stitching this block back in September 2013, then other projects sort of took over, and it was put back in a box until a few weeks ago. Stitching this has been very relaxing, especially early in the morning when everyone is still asleep...
...another mini-dresden plate adorns this block, and I did a short-cut method by piecing these together by machine and then they are appliqued into place using a neutral coloured silk thread, with a Suffolk Puff in the centre. I finally made a batch of these mini-dresden plates this morning, and couldn't believe how quick I made the 2nd, 3rd and 4th one...
...these 3 blocks form row 1 of "Down In The Garden" (designed by Leanne Beasley). Block 4 beckons, and as I've already completed the stitchery for it, I just need to prepare the applique - more pictures soon!
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These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.