Saturday was a sewing day and I spent the morning cutting the sashing and border strips for Flowerville - this gorgeous pattern is by Rosalie Dekker Designs, and I'd signed up to this back in 2015 as a BOM with Under The Mulberry Tree in Australia. All the beautiful Tilda fabrics for making the dresdens arrived with month 1, along with the background fabric for the first block, and a selection of Cottage Garden Threads. Each month the pattern arrived with the background fabric for that particular block, and finally with block 9 I received all the fabrics for the sashing and borders. I'd embroidered all the centre blocks when each one arrived, and finished the final one back in June 2016. This was then packed away, and become one of my UFOs that I needed to finish this year. The 3 golden rules for quilting are measure twice and cut once and ALWAYS READ THE INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY!! Unfortunately there is an error in the instructions for making up the borders, and although there is info on cutting all the border strips, for the 3 inner borders, there are no instructions for adding the third inner border, which means that the instructions for adding the outer 3" border are incorrect. This was quickly remedied as I was still at the stage of reading instructions - and a disaster was narrowly avoided!!...
...I used a Schmetz Microtex size 60 needle and Aurifil 50wt thread in a neutral colour for the piecing, and the straight stitch needle plate and a quarter inch foot on my Bernina to ensure accuracy. This really does look very pretty and these Tilda fabrics have been wonderful to sew with...
...once the final border was machined into place, it was getting too late for a photoshoot so that will have to wait for another day! But at least this is my final UFO ticked off my list so now I can plan something new to stitch, and make one or two smaller projects as I've now got 3 large quilt tops (Flowerville, Leanne's House AND Journey of a Quilter) all waiting patiently to be taken over to the longarm quilter for her to work her wonderful magic!
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