The final block has been completed! This is block 9 of "Journey of a Quilter," which was designed by the Australian designer Leanne Beasley. This has been machine pieced with Aurifil 50wt thread, and each stitchery block has been hand embroidered with 2 strands of DMC thread...
...this has been a beautiful project to stitch, and has kept me very busy in the evenings with lots of hand embroidery. These are quite simple stitches - back stitch, running stitch, satin stitch and colonial knots...
...and here is the completed block. Now I need to piece all 9 blocks together and then it will be time to get the borders stitched into place. The set of patterns and the fabric pack were from Cross Patch in Walesshop.cross-patch.co.uk/, and it will be exciting to see what fabrics Julia selects for the borders and binding. The final piece of embroidery will be the gorgeous label that will go on the back once it has been quilted. I really like making hand embroidered labels, as it brings the whole project together.
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