Wednesday 28 May 2014

Block Two: Mrs Beasley's Sampler: Update

I thought you might like to know how I'm getting on with block two of Leanne Beasley's beautiful four block quilt 'Mrs Beasley's Sampler Quilt'.  Block one was great fun to work on and is a really pretty quilt block. Here's a reminder of how it looks.

Instructions for block two are given in the latest issue of Vignette magazine (issue 11) and as I had all the pieces cut and ready to go, I couldn't wait to get started on it! 

I pieced together all the individual mini blocks and then sewed them together to make the larger block background. The next step was to add all the applique pieces which included a dresden plate appliqued to the centre of one of the mini blocks. I varied my block slightly from the instructions in the magazine as I used fusible applique rather than the hand-turned method.

Once all the applique pieces were fused into place, I transferred across the embroidery outlines using my new light box and a pencil.

I then finished off all the applique shapes using a small machine stitched zig-zag except for the dresden plate where, I used a running stitch.

Now I have lots of embroidery to stitch and I can't wait!!  I'll keep you up to date with my progress.


  1. It is looking gorgeous! I love the combination of patchwork, applique and decorative and pretty!
    Helen xox

    1. Thank you Helen! I love that combination of techniques too and it makes it fun to put together! x


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