Stitched By Me was a gorgeous project designed by Lynette Anderson Designs. I'd already bought the set of seven patterns that are needed to make this wall hanging, and when Lynette asked me if I'd like to host a quilt-along using a kit containing her newest fabric collection, My Hearts at Home, I absolutely squealed with delight! This project has certainly stretched my abilities, and is made with lots of different teques. For starters, the blocks are machine pieced together, then I've made bias stems and used different methods of applique. Mostly I've used applique paper, a glue stick and apliquick rods. The wool felt flowers and birds were made using the fusible webbing method and they were hand embroidered with blanket stitch and DMC thread. The flower centres are made with tiny Suffolk Puffs and were embellished with some more embroidery. There was some simple stitchery, back stitch and satin stitch, again stitched mostly with DMC thread although I used a gorgeous hand dyed Valdani thread for the alphabet in block 2. The 6 blocks were machine stitched together, and finally adorned with a pieced border made up of 32 Friendship Star blocks. The wooden buttons will be finally stitched into place once this has been quilted. This will soon be sent off to Janette at J-Quilts, for her to work her wonderful magic. But for now, I'm enjoying looking at it fluttering on my washing line!
If you want a kit to make this gorgeous quilt, using these gorgeous My Hearts at Home fabrics, they are available over on Lynette's shop website the Little Quilt Store. This kit contains the 7 part pattern set and all the cotton fabrics for the quilt top, each delightful block in this quilt combines applique and stitchery, the raw wood buttons which are cut in Lynette's studio add dimension to the quilt, which are included in the kit. http://www.littlequiltstore.com.au/shop/product/stitched-me-kit/
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