This week I have spread my self and have tried to make some head way on my SG blocks. I even mamaged to complete block 4 to the stage where every thing is now ironed down so it is here to stay.
At last every thing is ironed down, I realy lost my confidence with this block so put it up on Esther’s BOM group to see what members thought feed back was pretty positive so quickly ironed every thing down before I could change my mind LOL Vase and lock are all machine applqiued down now to start on the leaves and finally will do the flowers by hand.
I spent 4 hrs on Monday thread painting my SG bird I’ve FINALLY completed him!!!! I made him up months ago but I wanted to thread paint him with the sewing machine I never done this before and I just went by what I could see how Jenny did her bird. Its not perfect by any means but hes good enough to join the block LOL
My bird is finally spot glued down to my back ground and hopefully by Wednesday he will be machine appliqued down to the background fabric.
Close up of my elusive bird, now to make him a chain!!!!!
Thread painting on my bird for SG
He looks pretty wicked !!!!!
With all blocks in place I took a photo of them all together I have laid them in a sqaure as it’s a mystrey I have no idea how they will be laid out yet.
Ive added some background fabric in the centre so it does not look like it is a hole !!!!!! All 4 blocks we have recieved so far from the mystrey BOM by Esther ALiu for 2017 called The Seret Garden.
Ive been doing some hand echo quilting on Laure’s quilt in the evenings this week.
I have completed echo quilting around 3 dresden plates now and 1/2 way around the centre one so good progress on this one which I’m happy about.
I have picked up my Diamond Hill by Esther Aliu again now that I have caught up with my SG blocks I started block 3 yesterday, as I’m doing all these blocks with iron on fussing I’m able to cut out all those petals for the flowers in one piece this sure has speeded up the proccess so much I must admit I admire all those memebrs who made this block doing turned under edges it must have been so fiddly and taken soooo much time.
The start!!! Those flower heads have iron on fussing behind them and they are cut out in one piece.
Added a little more time to stop after midnight I can’t I’ll just add a little more!!!!!
Where I stopped last night, not telling you the time LOL
UP Date 10pm Wednesday
10pm I’ve just finished cutting out the last of my pieces for DH May be with luck I will get them all irondown tomorrow. This is a lovely block to make. Frustrating part is I can not find the rest of my vase pieces I cut them all out at the same time to make sure I had enough fabric!!!!!!!!
IN the garden yesterday: it’s raining to day so using yesterday photos.
Sitting waiting for a small insect to pass him by I’m all ways amazed how they will sit in the same spot for hrs waiting for their meal to fly or hop past them. He was in my garden last night at the entrance to our home.
Sunset last night.
Some how this rather large flying bettle ended up in my hair the other night while I was about to drop off to sleep!!!!!! Needless to say my reflects made me grab and flick it off me, then my wee dog rescued me by jumping at it to stop it flying any more till I could dispose of it .
Last of the helieconia’s.
Tiny natice ground cover is even flowering again.
In a few weeks these buds will be beauitful falls of white.
one of th egingers.
A clean side fence finally till the end of the next wet?
Off to link up with others on Esther’s blog to day, Wednesdays are my time on the computer seeing what others are making. Happy sewing to all who love a needle in thier hand.
Thank you for stopping by Cheers Glenda