I made a start on the embroidery for block 10 of "Wish You Well" by the Australian designer Gail Pan Designs at the weekend, as I was trying out my new occupational varifocals! These embroidered blocks have been stitched with an assortment of embroidery threads, including DMC stranded cotton, Cosmo stranded cotton, and a variegated Valdani perle thread...
...these pretty background fabrics are from the Super Bloom collection by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. I'd bought a fat eighth bundle of these gorgeous fabrics from Cross Patch back in February, and these 2 particular ones are perfect to be used for the hand embroidery...
...now these embroidered mini-blocks have been pressed and trimmed to size, they are ready to be transformed into Block 10 of the 2020 I Stitch Club quilt.
About 10 weeks ago these Hexie Flower templates arrived in the post from Cross Patch. Life was a bit hectic, and I was overwhelmed with "stuff" so didn;t have a chance to use them until last weekend. These templates were designed by Julia Rpworth, and they're really simple to use. Her instruction boolet is filled with colour photographs with lots of ideas for different layouts too. I chose a variegated Valdani perle thread, shade H202, to use for some big-stitch hand quilting...
...these festive fabrics are from the Scandinavian Christmas II collection by the Australian designer Lynette Anderson, and worked well for this project. I've used the lalrgest size hexie flower template for this, although all 3 sizes are included...
...unfortunately all of my festive accessories are packed away in the loft, so I just had to use whatever I could find for a photoshoot!
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