Despite the pattern and fabrics arriving at the end of April, I had a rather slow start to this year's mystery button club BOM - Say it with Flowers - by Lynette Anderson Designs. Anyway, I've finally stitched the first block - Harebells and Tulips - and I couldn't be more pleased with it. The hand embroidery has been stitched using a selection of Valdani variegated stranded embroidery threads. I'm using the Apliquick method of applique, and I'm so pleased with how neat the appliqued shapes are. These have been stitched in place using Aurifil 80wt thread in a mid-grey shade. This fine cotton thread just melts into the fabric so it's almost impossible to see the stitches...
...once I'd made the teeny tiny quarter-inch hexies that are used to embellish the watering can - (templates purchased from Sew & Quilt - they were joined together and hand appliqued onto the watering can, which was secured in place last of all. I prefer to prepare as much of the applique as I can, stitching the surface embroidery onto individual pieces, rather than stitching through lots of layers. The hand painted wooden button and the fabric covered domes will be secured in place once the quilt is assmebled and quilted...
...and here it is, block 1 - tulips and Harebells - it really has been a delight to stitch. Coast and Country Crafts and Quilts have put together a beutiful fabric pack for this BOM, using fabrics from Lynette's Corner of the Woods collection. Now this one just needs a final press on my wool pressing mat before trimming to size, and then I can start to prepare the next block, as the pattern for that one arrived a few days ago and I want to get up to date before block 3 arrives!
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