Monday, April 15, 2013
Applique, Piecing and a Thankyou and Farewell.
Firstly, here is my 4th block for Blogger Girl's BOM. There is an option to make 2 blocks each month with different colour placements, but the same piecing for each block. I have opted to make just one block per month. Below are the 4 blocks I have completed so far.
I am enjoying using Monique Dillard's Olde World Style fabrics for this project.
Next I have some hand applique with the next completed Jacob's Coat block.
This is the last full block. This afternoon I plan to start laying out all my blocks ready to applique onto a large background fabric. I still have a few half blocks to make to fill in the gaps at the edges.
I have been hand piecing too.
These are my latest finished delectable mountain blocks. I am using Auriful cotton mako 50 for all the piecing on these blocks. It is a lovely thread to work with.
Lastly, some machine quilting.
I have been working on finishing Oso. It has been quite some time since I did anything more than stitch-in-the-ditch quilting on my sewing machine. Luckily the quilt is quite small, and I can tell I still need lots of practice! I plan to do lots more quilting yet, including some free motion quilting on the background pieces.
Thank you very much to everyone who offered thoughts and prayers for my friend in hospital. Very sadly, after a courageous and determined battle, she passed away late last week. :( Farewell to a supportive, generous and very special lady.