Monday, 28 July 2014

Side-tracked again!

I know I said that I would be working on block two of my version of 'Mrs Beasley's sampler quilt' (designed by Leanne Beasley) this weekend but, I am afraid that I got side-tracked again.


I just couldn't resist the temptation to start another little embroidered block for framing.  The photographs of these two little patterns by Mountain Patchwork in the latest edition of Simply Vintage magazine were just too appealing!!


I sorted out some more scraps from my box of Tilda fabrics and cut out the strips for the Log Cabin block.


The strips and squares of fabric are really quite small, so I had to pay a lot of attention to get the seam allowances correct when I was sewing them together. 


I just took it slowly and carefully and I was happy with how it all came together.


The block is now all pieced together and I have transferred across the embroidery details. 


I followed the pattern as shown in the magazine except, I added one extra border to make the block to be framed slightly larger. It will also give me a little more fabric to hoop when I work on the embroidery.


I just have to complete the stitching.  It shouldn't take too long, so I should be able to show you the finished project later in the week.  Until then, I hope you have time to enjoy some stitching too!!

8 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful-how carefully you have stitched the pieces together Christine! Love the Tilda fabrics and the dotty fabric really sets them off. This will make a gorgeous picture xx

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    1. Thank you Alison! I think it will look nice once the stitching is finished. Can't wait to get it done but have some housework to do first!! :) xx

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  2. It looks lovely already, I am looking forward to seeing the finished thing xx

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    1. Thank Janet! Didn't get round to doing any stitching today... maybe tomorrow! xx

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  3. Another little beauty, Christine, lovely work and I'm looking forward to seeing it finished. I also love the Tilda fabrics and need to make a concentrated effort to find some over here …. Enjoy your week, xoJoy

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    1. Thank you Joy! Tilda fabrics are rather addictive once you start using them! I do know there are places in Australia which sell them, so I am sure it shouldn't be too hard for you to find. It is well worth it! Enjoy your week too! :) xx

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  4. I'm so jealous you have a "box of Tilda fabrics"! I am in love with everything Leanne Beasley and have wanted everything I've seen on her blog.
    Is the pattern you used the "Log Cabin Pattern"? I'm debating buying the magazine or the pattern.

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    1. Hello Linda! I love Tilda fabrics and Leanne Beasley's designs too. I am currently working on one of her patterns. The pattern here is a log cabin and the magazine has lots of other beautiful patterns in as well. Good luck with whatever you decide!!

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