It's a good job Mr F hasn't seen the "regular international customer" sticker on the parcel that the postman delivered a few weeks ago! This is block 5 of "Simply Blessed" by Rosalie Quinlan Designs. This BOM was bought online from "Under The Mulberry Tree" in Australia as I couldn't find a stockist here in the UK. I really was in stitchery heaven getting this block completed!...
...the centre piece was stitched using Cosmo Seasons variegated thread shade 8049. The next step is the appliqué with these gorgeous Tilda fabrics. I've overlapped the sheets of appliqué paper and pinned them together to make them large enough. I've used a pencil to trace around the templates and cut them out with my Karen Kay Buckley perfect scissors...
...once the templates were fused into place, I cut out the shapes leaving a small margin all around the outside edge, then I was ready for some appliqué with a glue stick and those apliquick rods (there is a great tutorial how to use these here on Lynette Anderson's blog). The appliqué shapes were then hand sewn into place, using a neutral coloured YLI silk thread and a very fine appliqué sewing needle. A few drops of Roxanne's basting glue held each layer in place...
...the borders were machined into place, and block 5 was completed. This has been a beautiful project to sew, and I've really enjoyed every part of it - the stitchery, the applique and the piecing. Can't wait for block 6 to arrive!
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