Ohh look what was in my sewing bag on Monday evening when I went to the Sewing Group! The pattern for block 2 of Leanne's House by the Australian designer Leanne Beasley Leanne's House had arrived in the post a few days beforehand from Cross Patch in Wales. The block was machine pieced together using Aurifil 50wt thread, the stitchery design was traced with a Micron Pigma pen, and a piece of weave line interfacing was fused to the stitchery background. On Monday evening I made a start on the first mini-block, with some hand embroidery and hand appliqued hearts...
...I always use a wooden embroidery hoop to keep my fabric taut, and I have a few in an assortment of sizes ranging from 4" - 8" in diameter. These min-blocks really didn't take too long to stitch, and I spent my evenings relaxing after supper stitching these...
...the final mini-block has a lot of embroidery on it - DMC threads are used for this, and a selection of simple embroidery stitches are used - back stitch, satin stitch, circular blanket stitch and colonial knots...
...and this afternoon the block was completed. I really love these colours, Julia has put a really great kit together. I have really enjoyed the mixture of applique and embroidery, and can't wait for block 3 to arrive!
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