I have been busy working on lots of different projects recently.
First is block 5 of Monique Dillard's Blogger Girls BOM.
Only one more block to go now, then the sashing.
There is sooo much inspiration out there in blog-land at the moment that I have succumbed to the lure of 2 new projects. :)
I started another machine piecing project and joined in with Cheri's piecework sampler. Each day for the last 3 days Cheri has given instructions to make a different block.
These are 3 1/2 inch (unfinished) blocks. These blocka are made with lots of french General fabrics. I am looking forward to the next blocks.
I also joined Lori and Randy's Applique Medallion sew-along. This time I am doing machine applique! It has been so long since I did any machine applique I can't remember just how long!! ( more than 20 years!)
Again I have chosen to use French General fabrics, and I have made 2 different centre blocks.
The first follows Lori's pattern....
...and on the second block I kept the same general shape of the vase, but did broderie perse. I haven't done broderie perse by machine before.
I used buttonhole stitch for both blocks.
Next week Randy will have the instructions for the beginning of the pieced borders, then Lori has another applique border.
Some progress has also been made on my current WIPs.
Four more delectable mountain blocks have been hand pieced...
More handwork, with applique.
All the blocks are now pinned ready to be sewn down on Joseph's Coat. This is the final corner I pinned down 2 nights ago.
I have been slowly stitching on Wanda's applique block...
Now, I would like to share some of my daughter's work.
She made a wall hanging for her new home.
The fabric is more than 20 metres of silk organza of varying shades and qualities.
I took the photos with my phone and unfortunately the colours haven't shown true.
Last weekend we went for a drive down the west coast past Melbourne and along part of the Great Ocean Road.
You may be able to make out some hang gliders in the photo above. There were about a dozen of them up at the same time.
One several beaches there were surfers. Some beaches were much more popular than others.
Happy sewing! :)