1/4 of the year has gone but not sure were as I’m sure I did not see all those days some one stole some from me LOL
On Sunday night I spent 5 hrs of playing on block 3 of The Secret Garden, I’m staying with the theme I did 1 and 2 in using chintz fabrics for my flowers and doing some thing like broderie perse. My vase is some very very heavy silk fabric from a wedding kimono. My grandmother had a vase just like this; it just glowed like silk too and was egg white so I have chosen white like my grandmothers vase using the heavy silk. Vase and cat are ironed down but nothing else, hope the wind does not blow LOL I’ve enjoyed working on this block so far it is completey different from 1 and 2 but still a challenge. Hope every one else is having fun too.
Block 3 of The Secret Garden BOM 2017 by Esther Aliu Thank you Esther for such a lovely design to play with.
Some times we are not completely happy with a block and we start altering it ?????
BUT it looks worse than before so its back to leaving it how it was before I added these appliqué flowers they are far to heavy with the broderie perse flowers.
Block 1 of The Secret Garden mystery BOM 2017 by Esther Aliu. I Finished the large centre flower Sat night now I have completely appliquéd the left 1/2 of the block. Have the flowers and bow on the right side to do now.
Close up of the big flower
Flower on the right is the same shape as the one I’ve just about completed appliquéing and embroidering, its just a different shade, showing this so you can see the difference when you add thread play as I call it LOL . Monday I finished the big orange flower then added bullion knots to the pale pink flower
Starting to add the yellow bullions knots to the centre to give more 3D effect when you see it in real life.
close up 1/2 way through.
All 33 of those wee billion knots finished!!!!
Finished flower using thread play.
Just started doing embroidery on this wee flower then will blanket stitch round the edges of the flower.
Needs some bullion yellow roses right in the centre of the flower.
Esther Aliu’s mystrey BOM The Secret Garden block 2 for 2017 it is still at the same stage as 2 weeks ago!!!! But nearly finished.
No progress here LOL
Stopped machine appliquéing these circles down as the thread kept breaking, I thought it was the machine Hubby had just fixed but finally I checked the bobbin thread and it was rotten!!!!!! Now thinking about adding some wadding behind some of the circles to give a 3D effect, so pondering this one at present.
Masking tape taped to a swimming noodle so I can reuse it after removing it from this project.
Came across these blocks last week they are silk on silk original pattern was in Austrian Patchwork Magazine I’ve of course been me have changed several elements LOL I hope to add sashings to these blocks this month!!!!!!
Today working on a wee hankie QAYG block, I have 4 more to make.
Ive also been working on making more QAYG antique hanky blocks.
Doing more sashiko hand quilting on my Bargello quilt top this week. I did most of it yesterday.
Close up of the circles I’ve added to day<
what a difference a day makes LOL By adding the circles the whole design looks completely different, I’m having so much fun with this sashiko I’m not using a pattern just going were I want to at the time I’m quilting.
Managed to get the old machine I was given for the shop going after 5 hours of cleaning and oiling, hubby spent 3 nights working on the later model it is no longer seized but not working 100% yet, I will use it for a month and see if it keeps running then sell it in the local Opp shop i work in.
My rain gauge LOL She’s wet so its raining LOL To wet to go out and take photos today.
I’m off to link up with Esther’s link shown above now, thank you all for dropping in it makes my day a happy day. Cheers ALL Glenda