Well I'm getting there at last! This is a BOM "Down In The Garden" by the Australian designer Leanne Beasley, and was initially started last summer. During the winter months I put it to one side to concentrate on other projects. I've finally finished block 4, and this one has only taken me 3 weeks from tracing the stitchery, piecing the mini-blocks and putting the final stitches into place. As you can see from the picture below, the stitchery was completed before the applique...
...again there is a combination of appliqued butterflies fluttering across the block, and an appliqued heart...
...and the centre piece is a beautiful stitchery watering can filled with flowers. Several of my blog followers have asked me where they can purchase these patterns. I initially bought mine from an online shop her in the UK (that has sadly closed down) that used to stock lots of beautiful Australian patterns. There are links on Leanne Beasley's website detailing where these patterns can be bought. Block 5 is much more stitchery-intensive and needs to be prepped. I really need to invest in a super large lightbox as my arms are going to be killing me by the time I've traced only a quarter of block 5 if I carry on taping my patterns onto my conservatory window! I've got a small A5 size lightbox which is ok for small projects, but I really NEED a bigger one!
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