Well I woke up at silly-o'clock again this morning, so while everyone else was sleeping, I made a start on Block 4 of "Down In The Garden" (designed by Leanne Beasley) that has been languishing in my sewing box for far too long. I initially bought this BOM 4 years ago, and finally made a start on it last summer. I finished the stitchery last week, and this morning I managed to get it cut, pieced, and all the stitchery traced before I had any other distractions! I used a Pigma pen to trace the stitchery BEFORE I joined the mini blocks together...
...I'd made 4 of these mini 9-patch blocks last year when I made Block 1, and it certainly saved time this morning. The feature fabric is Grandmother's Flower Garden by Rosalie Quinlan and is fussy cut for some of the mini blocks...
...this pieced together quite quickly. I used a Schmetz Microtex needle size 60 and a neutral coloured Mettler fine embroidery thread, and a smaller stitch than usual on my Bernina so the seams don't pull apart while I'm completing the stitchery blocks. A soft fusible interfacing was ironed onto the back of the large block and it's ready! Now I just need some peace and quiet over the weekend to make a start on the stitchery.
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