A few weeks ago, the pattern for Rise and Shine - the final block of George and the Donkey, arrived in the post from Poppy Patch here in the UK. This is the mystery quilt designed by Lynette Anderson designs that I've been stitching for the past few months. The blocks have been hand embroidered using a selection of variegated Valdani stranded embroidery threads, which are available to purchase in a set especially for this project from Cowslip Workshops also here in the UK...
...I've used the appliquick method of applique for this project, and prepared the applique before I started the hand embroidery. This cockerel certainly does look very spendid perched on the barn roof...
...the pttern has full size traceable stitchery designs and applique placement so it's easy to plan exactly where everything has to be stitched. I've been using a fine 60wt polyester Bottomline thread in a mid grey colour to stitch the applique shapes to the background fabric...
...all of the fabrics used are also designed by Lynette Anderson Designs and are from a variety of collections. I had purchased a started pack from Poppy Patch along with the patterns however I've added several of my own "Lynette" scraps - the muted tones of her prints all work well together...
...I can't begin to tell you how much I've enjoyed stitching these blocks, I'm almost sad that it's come to an end. Now that the final block is completed, I just need to assemble the blocks together and add the outer hexagon border. Then comes the tricky part - deciding how to quilt it!
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