Friday, 27 March 2015

Block Three.......

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!

16 comments:

  1. Just perfect Christine. Love seeing your work.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  2. It all looks lovely (and very neat!!) Looking forward to seeing you very soon xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! See you tomorrow! :) x

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    1. Thank you Christine! Hope you have a nice weekend! :) x

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  4. Beautiful :) I love the pinks and blues in your Dresden Plate. Looks like you are putting some happy in your days by getting some sewing done. I'm experiencing a bit of March madness here. Lots of activities but not a lot of sewing. Hope to catch up a bit with some sewing in the next few days before we say goodbye to March. Wow that month flew by !!! I pulled a few fabrics to maybe work on one of the patterns from the Tilda website. The Log cabin pattern. I should have been working on the things on my list but I guess the thought of little bunnies hopping around sent me off on a bunny trail. My daughter says I'm a little ADD when it comes to my sewing. : ) Goodness gracious she is funny. It was all because I decided to clean out a box. I call it just a bit of spring fever! Happy Easter , Janita

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    1. Hello Janita! Thank you for your lovely comment! Hope you find some time for sewing soon and have a lovely Easter too! :) x

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  5. Oh how I wish this magazine was available where I live! Your block is gorgeous and this is going to be a beautiful quilt. Your fabric choices are perfect!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I can't wait to get the blocks finished! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  6. This is an amazing block - there are so many little details to admire. Perhaps you've said already, but what size is it?

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    1. Hello Mary Anne! Thank you! The blocks are approximately 15 inches square. They are lovely designs to work on! :) x

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  7. Dear Christine,
    a lovely new block. I also have ordered the Nr. 10-12 in order to try the wonderful quilt...
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Hello Sigrid! Many thanks! You will enjoy making these beautiful blocks! They are such pretty designs! :) x

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  8. Beautiful! I so enjoy watching this come together.

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    1. Thank you Renee! I'm looking forward to working on it some more over the next few days! :) x

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