This parcel was waiting for me when I arrived home from my holibobs. Under the Mulberry Tree in Australia had sent me block US029 and US30 of United Stitches by Rosalie Dekker Designs. And yesterday I quickly got it prepped ready for stitching. Weave line (a soft fusible inteRfacing) is my favourite, and it was fused to the back of the handkerchief linen ready for stitching with Cosmo embroidery threads. This morning the blocks have been pressed and trimmed to size. The plastic 4.5" template was part of the starter kit, and it's been really useful for this project. Next step is to machine these two stitchery blocks to the pieced blocks that make up the final row of this quilt...
...the first job on today's "to-do" list was to piece these stitchery blocks together. Can't wait for the final 2 stitchery blocks to arrive in May. These only took a few minutes to piece together, so now I've got my Bernina set up I can get on with the rest of my long list of sewing jobs that I need to catch up with!
A couple of weeks ago this gorgeous bundle of fabrics and threads arrived from Julia Roworth at Cross Patch, ready start another BOM project, "Leanne's House" designed by another Australian designer Leanne Beasley. I spend an hour one morning before work, cutting fabrics ready for my latest project "Leanne's House" by the Australian designer Leanne Beasley. A couple of hours that evening was spent tracing the stitchery designs and piecing all the mini blocks together. I was due to go off on my holibobs to Scotland, and planned to take this with me to stitch on the long journey north...
...my top tip was to trace the stitchery designs onto calico then fuse weaveline interfacing to the back of the calico before piecing this all together. I used a very fine Micron Pigma pen and a lightbox to do this. The piecing was all done using my favourite Aurifil 50wt thread, a Schmetz Microtex size 60 needle, and a straight stitch needle plate. DMC threads were used for the embroidery. I had plenty of time on my journey to and from Scotland to get the stitchery on this block completed. Hopefully the 2nd block will soon arrive!
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