Are you taking part in Anderson's Farm? This is the latest Mystery Button Club by Lynette Anderson Designs, and I ordered this from Lynette's shop Little Quilt Store in Australia. There is a list of stockists of this one on Lynette's blog. Block 1 arrived a couple of weeks ago, along with a cute wooden button, the fabric pack including wool, and a selection of gorgeous Valdani Threads. It didn't take me long to make a start! This mini block with an appliqued and embroidered heart will be trimmed to 4.5" square...
...the hand appliqué and hand embroidery was completed, then this block just needed to be trimmed to 8.5" square. The "Hen and Chicks" mini-block has been pieced together with Aurifil 50wt thread. For precision piecing I'd recommend a fine thread (Aurifil 50wt is my favourite), a fine needle (Schmetz Microtex size 60 was used foor this) and a straight stitch needle plate. I used a smaller than usual stitch for this, and pressed some of my seams open which normally I NEVER do, but found these small pieces much easier to press flat with open seams. Now these just need to be joined together...
...and this is the first block all stitched together. Machine piecing, hand applique and hand embroidery - all of my favourites in one project. I haven't stitched the wooden button on yet, as I'll wait until this project is completed and and quilted. This is the first time I've taken part in one of Lynette's mystery clubs, and I'm really enjoying it. Now I can't wait for block 2 to arrive in the post!
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