Saturday, 31 August 2013

GOSC Block Five: Beehive

What do you have planned for the weekend?  I am planning to stitch Block Five of 'Le Jardin Quilt' designed by Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly Designs for the Girls Own Stitching Club.  Bronwyn is very generously publishing a block of this quilt every month completely free on her website.  Block five is the latest block published to date.  If you want to join in and make the quilt all the previous blocks are still available to download from the website.

Block five is an adorable beehive stitchery.  This morning I printed out all the instructions and set to work transferring the design to my background fabric.  This block has some appliqué, so I have already fused my appliqué fabric to the background ready to embroider.

There are two new embroidery stitches to learn which haven't been used in the previous blocks.  They are 'bullion stitch' and 'granitos stitch'.  Bronwyn has provided tutorials for both of them so that you can practise them before getting started on the actual block.

Well, I'm all ready to start, so all that's left is to wish you a good weekend!


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