Block 6 (Carrots For Sale) of Bluebird Lane by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs was really appropriate as a project over the Easter weekend with these cute bunnies hopping across the block! This BOM arrived in the post last summer from Patchwork Chicks, here in the UK. It contained a really detailed pattern, all the fabrics and embroidery treads and a piece of weaveline stabiliser too. My top tip for the appliqued sign is to stitch the words first, then trim the shape to size. A piece of applique paper was fused to the back, then using a lightbox I traced the words using a Micron Pigma pen. 2 strands of DMC embroidery thread cover the pen lines perfectly. A wooden hoop keeps the fabric taut so the stitches are neat...
...there are several videos on Youtube showing how to use apliquick tools, my favourite is the video by Lynette Anderson, so I've added the link below if you want to see how simple the tools are to use...
...and here's the completed block. 4 squares were also added to the pieced border. These blocks really are looking great laid out together, and now there are just 3 more to stitch!
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