A few weeks ago Block 6 "The Old Barn" arrived in the post - this is a mystery button club called "Anderson's Farm" by the Australian designer Lynette Anderson Designs. When I signed up to this project a few months ago, I also ordered the fabric pack (made with gorgeous fabrics all designed by Lynette) and a thread pack (a selection of beautiful variegated Valdani threads). These were all purchased from Lynette's shop in Australia, the Little Quilt Store. These blocks are embellished with cute hand painted buttons...
...this block is made with a combination of applique and hand embroidery. The barn, the silo, the stables and the windows are all made using the applique paper and glue stick method (along with apliquick rods too) and the roofs are made with wool, which was fused to the block with steam a seam lite and then secured in place using hand blanket stitch. The weather vane, the cats and the handsome cockerel were hand embroidered with those gorgeous Valdani threads. I use "Thread Heaven" on my embroidery threads if they feel rather dry, as this stops the threads from breaking easily. Now I need to get a wriggle on and finish block 7, as block 8 will soon be on it's way!
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