The pattern for block 4 of Say it with Flowers - this year's mystery button club BOM by Lynette Anderson Designs - arrived in the post recently from Coast & Country Crafts and Quilts along with fabric for the backing and binding. This is the final block for this BOM, and it has been an absolute pleasure to stitch. As always, I've traced the stitchery design onto the background fabric using a lightpad and a fine Micro Pigma pen in a pale brown shade. I prefer a fine nib such as 005 size. I've also been using hand dyed Valdani variegated stranded embroidery threads for this project and the variegation is very subtle...
...I've used the Apliquick method for this cute appliqued butterfly, which was stitched in place before it was hand embroidered. These pink satin stitch flowers are lovely...
...teeny tiny Suffolk Puffs were stitched into place once the "stalks" were hand embroidered. I love the decorative edging along the top of the jug, and I'm going to incorporate that into my quilt label too. The hand painted wooden button is so cute!...
...and here's the completed block, trimmed and ready to be pressed on my wool pressing mat. The hand painted wooden button will be stitched in place once this has been quilted. The next step is to make the sashing (lots of tiny squares) and the borders, which will have to wait until later in the week as I'm busy for a few days with my non-sewing life!
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