Friday, 15 August 2014
Mrs Beasley's Sampler: Block 2: Complete!!!
Yay!! I am really happy to be able to show you my finished Block 2 of the Mrs Beasley's Sampler Quilt that I have been working on. The quilt is a design by Leanne Beasley and is being published over four issues (10-13 inclusive) of Leanne's wonderful magazine Vignette. Block two was published in issue 11 and now I have to be very patient and wait for issue 12 to see Block 3.
Above is the finished block and below I have included some closer photographs to show the stitches.
There was a lot of embroidery work which, I thoroughly enjoyed and, I think I have improved my satin stitch. I have never really been very happy with my attempts at satin stitch but with all the little satin stitch dots I needed to stitch for this block, I certainly had plenty of practice and I think it has helped!!
Now I've finished this block and, while I am waiting for the next block to be published, I have time to work on some other projects. I have signed up to join a sew-a-long which is being organised by Martina at Sunshine Quilting. It is a sew-a-long which will be following patterns from the book 'Patchwork Loves Embroidery' by Gail Pan. As this is one of my very favourite books ever, how could I resist joining in? If you want to know more about it why don't you pop over and visit Martina's blog to get the details. I have added a button for the sew-a-long to my sidebar on the right hand side which will take you to Martina's blog.