There is something about a a rainy day that makes me want to put on a pot of coffee and stay indoors and stitch! And that it exactly what I did!
I wanted to finish the 9th block from Sue Garman’s “Bouquets for a New Day”. So I chose fabrics for the vase and stitched them in place.
I love the touch of embroidery on this block! The sprigs of Baby’s Breath consists of many, many Colonial knots.
Here is the finished block!
Since I was on a bit of a roll (and it was still raining), I decided to start the next block!
First I stitched the star in place.
The leaves and vine pieces are one unit and a little tricky to prep. I ironed the freezer paper to the wrong side of the leaf fabric.
Then I cut around each unit leaving a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.
Using starch and a mini iron, I pressed the seam allowance in place. The deep curves are a little challenging…but still doable! (See below.)
I removed the freezer paper then glued all the pieces in place on the background. They are now ready to stitch in place!
Even though I am not finished all 12 blocks, I started sewing the quilt top together. As usual, Bruin had other plans for the blocks!
Within one’s powers; feasible: “none of the jobs were fun, but they were doable”.
Til next time……