Here's block 2 "Mr Snowman" - this pattern is Christmas Fun by Lynette Anderson Designs. This was bought online at the end of December from Patchwork Chicks, and I've used a selection of festive fabrics from an assortment of Lynette's collections for this project. The applique design was stitched into place with Aurifil 80wt thread (I used a neutral colour for this, Dove Grey) and used a few spots of Roxanne's basting glue to hold it in place so I didn't need to use pesky pins! The stitchery was all done by hand, using DMC threads and very simple stitches - backstitch, cross stitch, satin stitch and colonial knots. There are 4 small appliqued heart blocks for this quilt - 2 for for this block and 2 that will be added to block 3...
...and here's the completed block "Mr Snowman". As you can see, I've used a selection of "background" prints for this block. The 3" Ohio star blocks were all pieced together a few days ago, using a Superior Titanium needle and Aurifil 5-wt thread. The needles had been recommended to me, and they really are lovely for machine piecing. The same needle has been used for all the star blocks, piecing block 1 and 2 together, and it's still going strong! I'd bought a couple of packets from Barnyarns, and I'll definitely be ordering some more! The cute bird button has just been laid onto the block for the photograph - it will be stitched into place properly once the quilt has been completed.
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