Whoohoo!! Block 9 of "Down In The Garden" (designed by Leanne Beasley) is completed! This was bought as a BOM 4 years ago from an online quilting shop here in the UK (no longer trading unfortunately - I do miss those Buttonberry girls) and each moth a pattern arrived in the post, beautifully wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a ribbon. This block is made up of several mini-blocks and combines piecing and applique and stitchery. The churn dash blocks were all made when I stitched the first block, and these dresden plates were applqued next. I chose to stitch a Suffolk Puff in the centre as my own twist on the pattern (Leanne used a fussy cut circle but that just wasn't doing it for me!)...
...buckets of herbs were next and an appliqued heart was hand stitched into place and finally another pretty birdhouse, with embroidered vines and flowers. A skein of "Larkspur" variegated hand dyed "Cottage Garden Thread" was included with this BOM and it is absolutely gorgeous...
...and here it is - Block 9. The borders will be next, using some of the beautiful feature fabric "Grandmothers Flower Garden" by Rosalie Quinlan. That's next on my list of crafty projects, and I will share pictures of the completed quilt top at the weekend.
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