While I was away on my hols in Yorkshire a couple of weeks ago, the pattern for block 7 of "Leanne's House" arrived in the post from Cross Patch in Wales! I managed to piece the block together in one evening, and trace the stitchery design with a Micron Pigma pen. The applique templates were traced onto applique paper, cut out and fused to the back of the fabric...
...the embroidery is all done by hand, using DMC stranded embroidery threads. This was complimented with some large appliqued tulips in a basket. Once the tulips, basket and leaves were all appliqued into place, I was able to embroider the tulip stems and the handle of the basket oh and the basket was decorated with more satin stitch too!!...
...and here's the completed block. Although I think the satin stitch looks a bit wonky, in the scheme of things, it doesn't look too bad.
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