Do you remember the beautiful quilt top "Leanne's House" that I'd finished a few months ago? It's being custom quted by J-Quilts, and Janette is doing an amazing job as always. She's posted a few pictures of her progress on Instagram, and her quilting looks super. This was a BOM that I'd bought from Cross Patch in Wales, the pattern is by the Australian designer Leanne Beasley. I'm really looking forward to seeing tbis when it's completed!
The applique for Month 4 "All Aboard" of Seaside Town was completed last week but for some reason the blog post didn't get published so I'm trying again! The main part was hand appliqued using the applique paper and glue stick method, Apliquick tools and Aurifil 80wt thread, and it has been hand embroidered with variegated Valdani Threads. The cute wooden button will be stitched into place once the quilt is completed. I decided to applique the anchor rather than embroider it. Loving this project so much!! When I finally complete this quilt I'll have to take it to a local seaside town for a special photo shoot!
Month 7 "Cottages on the Hill" is the latest instalment of the mystery button club quilt Seaside Town by Lynette Anderson Designs. This was bought online from Cross Patch in Wales as a BOM, and has been a gorgeous project to stitch, and it uses a variety of techniques. Hand appliqued using the applique paper and glue stick method with Apliquick tools then hand stitched with Aurifil 80wt thread, hand embroidered with variegated Valdani Threads. The cute chicken hand painted wooden button will be stitched into place once the quilt is completed...
A few weeks ago month 6 "The Lighthouse" arrived in the post. (This is a mystery button club quilt by Lynette Anderson Designs, and I signed up for this with Cross Patch in Wales). It combines a mixture of techniques, which makes it a great project. I'd already made a few Snail Trail blocks when I made the block for month 4 so I could jump right in with the applique for this block. The hand embroidery has been completed with variegated Valdani threads, and the applique has been made using applique paper, a glue stick and Apliquick tools. The hand painted wooden button will be stitched in place once the quilt has been completed
I'm finally catching up with "Seaside Town" the mystery button club by Lynette Anderson Designs. Month 5 "The Kite Fliers" actually arrived in the post from Cross Patch in Wales several weeks ago, but when it arrived I'd lost my sewing mojo (I'd been very unwell and was waiting for surgery at the time) and it was put in a box along with month 4. Well this week I've been stitching like a demon!! I'd already made several Snail Trail blocks when I stitched month 4 (these are just 4" finished size and are to represent the ocean and the waves). The applique has been stitched using the applique paper and glue stick method along with Apliquick tools, and I used some of Mr F's garden twine for the "rope" on the harbour wall! Hugo is embellished with a couple of hand painted wooden buttons - a smart collar and a heart tag - these will be stitched in place once the quilt is completed.
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