Look what arrived last week! Block 9 of "Simply Blessed" by Rosalie Quinlan Designs. This BOM includes the screen printed linen, beautiful Tilda fabric for the appliqué layers and 2 skeins of Cosmo Seasons variegated thread shade 8049. The border fabric was also included in the final part. This BOM was bought from Under The Mulberry Tree in Australia. I always use a wooden embroidery hoop for my stitchery - a piece of weaveline was fused to the back of the linen, and I was ready to start stitching. I used a pale aqua DMC thread for the stain stitch hearts, as I preferred the satin stitch in just one colour. The variegated thread looks beautiful over the rest of the block...
...the final block of "Simply Blessed" has a space to add your name and the year. Using the alphabet provided in the pattern, I traced my name onto a plain piece of paper with a normal pencil, nothing fancy, and then using my light box and a brown coloured Micron Pigma pen, I traced it onto the linen. 2 strands of embroidery thread will cover this. Once the stitchery was completed, the next step will be to do the appliqué with those beautiful Tilda fabrics...
...I made a start on the applique on Monday evening at the sewing group I've recently joined. It's much easier having a hand sewing project as it's easier to chat to the other ladies! Once the edges of the fabric had been turned over with the help of a glue stick and my apliquick rods, a few dabs of Roxanne's basting glue held it into place while the edges were sewn into place by hand. This pot of basting glue was bought several years ago when I did a couple of workshops with Lynette Anderson at my local quilt shop Quilters Haven and it's finally all used up! Yesterday evening I spent a couple more hours stitching...
...and the final layer was in place and block 9 is complete! Next step is stitching the 9 blocks together and then piecing the border - 3 guesses what I've got planned to stitch at the weekend!
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