After all the excitement of Issue 12 of Vignette arriving here at the beginning of the week, how could I possibly work on anything else this week apart from block three of my version of Leanne Beasley's design: Mrs Beasley's Sampler Quilt?
I started by piecing together the base blocks. In the magazine, Leanne explains exactly how to piece up the block into mini blocks and then put them altogether to make the larger block.
The trickiest part is piecing together the little squares that make up the little quilt block in the bottom right corner. I always press all my seams open when I am making a block like this with small pieces of fabric.
Here's a look at the back.... it gives me a lot of satisfaction to see all those seams lying nice and flat!!
Next, I worked on the dresden plate which was hand pieced using the English paper piecing method. Now, it is pinned in place and ready to be appliqued to the background.
Then, I used a fusible web applique method to applique the vase and all the flowers in position.
They just need to have their edges finished off with a machine zig zag stitch. This little piece of applique needed to be finished before I pieced the blocks together.
Finally, I used a light box to transfer all the embroidery lines to the block. I am happy with it so far, just need to get stitching now!
Thank you for visiting and have a lovely weekend!