Block 4 of Leanne's House has been in my sewing basket for a while, and after I'd caught up with my other projects I could focus on getting this block completed. This BOM is supplied by Cross Patch in Wales, and I just love the gorgeous fabrics that Julia has put together for this kit. Once the block was pieced together, I traced the stitchery designs onto the background fabric with a Micron Pigma pen, and embroidered the designs with DMC threads (these were supplied as part of the BOM). This really is a very pretty project to stitch...
...and here is the completed block. This was machine pieced with Aurifil 50wt thread, and a Schmetz Microtex size 60 needle. I use a lot of machine needles, as I prefer to change them at least every 6 hours (it's surprising what a difference a new needle makes to your sewing, especially if you're precision piecing!) and I bulk buy from Barnyarns here in the UK. This has been a lovely block to put together, and I really love the mixture of piecing with hand embroidery, and look forward to getting block 5 in the post soon!
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