While I was away recently on a quilting holiday, I started another one of those kits from my very long list. This one is Annas Lille Veggeteppe by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa and wa spurchased from Lappedilla in Norway back in 2011. The kit included all the fabrics needed for the quilt top and the binding. There are 2 hand embroidered blocks, and the stitchery fabric, interfacing and skeins of variegated embroidery thread were also included. After taping the pattern and background fabric to my lightpad, the stitchery design was traced using a Micron Pigma pen - I prefer a very fine nib, size 005, in a pale brown colour. The ink is permanent, so you do need a very steady hand! Once the design is traced, the lightweight interfacing is fused to the back...
...the patchwork blocks were all machine pieced using a fine Aurifil 50wt thread, pressed and packed away until I wa sready to piece the quilt top together...
...the 2 stitchery blocks were hand embroidered using very simple stitches - mostly back stitch and a few satin stitches. The blockes were pressed when they were completed, and the upper patchwork border added...
...applique shapes were prepared using the Apliquick method, then hand stitched in place to the background fabric. Once I was happy with the layout of the patchwork star blocks, they were joined together and finally the borders were added...
...this gorgeous fabric, also by Lecien, was purchased from Sew and So's and is just perfect for the backing for this beautiful wall hanging. Now I need to get it layered and decide whether to quilt it by hand or machine.
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