A couple of weeks ago the pattern for block 5 of Leanne's House arrived in the post from Julia at Cross Patch. The pattern is by the Australian designer, Leanne's House, an I have made several of her designs in the past. It didn't take me long to get the block prepared - the stitchery designs were traced using a light box and a Micron Pigma pen (I use the finest one, and you do need a very steady hand as the ink is permanent). weaveline (a fusible woven interfacing was fused to each piece of background fabric and then the block was pieced together with Aurifil 50wt thread...
...I always use a wooden embroidery hoop to keep the fabric taut, and the hand embroidery was completed using 2 strands of DMC thread in very simple stitches - back stitch, running stitch, lazy daisy and satin stitch. The small hearts were appliqued into place using the glue stick and applique paper method - those apliquick rods made turning over the edges of the hearts very easy! Anyway, here's the completed block. I've already stitched the first 3 blocks together to make row 1 and it's looking very pretty. Can't wait for block 6 to arrive in the post!
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