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My Quilting the Garden blocks are moving along -- albeit a bit slowly.
You can read/see more about my long awaited Quilting the Garden journey here.
I just LOVE this quilt -- my friend Debbie has it done and it's a knock out finish -- absolutely stunning! She is guiding a few of us through the process now - I'm so thrilled to finally be making it!
|Quilting the Garden -- Winter Bloom|
|Progress -- added holly!|
I promise to share more about Needle Turn Applique this month -- stay tuned for some tips and process.
I also started the 2nd Quilting the Garden block - Autumn's Hurrah (Block 8 in the book). It uses the same vase as Winter's Bloom -- so when I prepared Winter Bloom I made the vase from template plastic to reuse it.
I start the block by placing and basting the vase down. Then I make a clear plastic overlay and with a dry erase pen I mark all the stem locations on the overlay - this helps me place the vines and get them tucked under the top of the vase as necessary before I do my sewing.
|Quilting the Garden - Autumn's Hurrah - In Progress|
I'm a firm believer in basting things down -- sometimes
|Marked and basted for needle turn|
|All stitched - now to remove the basting threads|
I've also got this little gem to work on -- a mock-up design for something I will share with you in the future...
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