Last week I’d started on my 2017 mystery BOM Centre of Esther Aliu’s my goodness is it addictive, every 5 mins I had I would do some thing on it. I was working on my first corner last Wednesday
Finished corner all but the stems waiting to be hand appliquéd down, doing all my stems with hand made bias and machine applqiue.
My mitre bias corners
I may change my outer circle pieces with this green as the yellow is fading in to the background to much maybe. I will wait till the block is finished to decide.
Bias stems all machine stitched down, took me 2 hrs plus to just make these bias strips and machine them down. I’m learning to machine applqiue and with these stems I’ve used 3 different stitch patterns for the applqiue! Interesting what a different the different stitches give to the look of the fabric edge! As I these stems are bias strips not raw edge I could play and not think about the raw edges.
Where I was up to last week playing with the lay out since then I have ironed on a light weight backing to the backing to stop the fabric from shifting its a medium weave 100% woo. Competed one corner on Wednesday.
Finally made all my bias strips and machine appliquéd them on.
Starting to make up the leaves and I can see that the green ring around the centre is to strong with them.
I will go back to my yellow outer ring but change my outer big leaves in the centre ring they are fading in to the back ground fabric to much I need more contrast there.
Where I am up to this morning around 7am with Lucie’s help I made new soft salmon petals to replace the soft green ones in the centre
Taken in day light colours are very true. Lots of needle basting still to do then start to applqiue them down.
Close up of my centre
What my flowers will look like when appliquéd down.
How I mark the back of my templates.
Lucie helping change the centre leaves from soft green to soft salmon very early this morning .
Ready to fly home.
Time to go home Bye bye Lucie.
In the garden this week
a splash of red’
8 inchs across magnificent.
Hoya local wild flower here self planting.
These tiny flowers would make a stunning applqiue flower !!!!
Note the blue pot plant its flowering
Here is a close up of the flower head from the blue pot-plant container a good 1 1/2 metres tall !!!! about to burst in to full flowers
this tree fern trunk is covered in the Hoya vine and there are masses of blooms the perfume is heavenly.
Passion Flower does not have eatable fruit
In the garden SO exotic!!!!
These were just given to me!!!! Pink ginger flowers
It looks like wax but is a real flower
Following my wee dog.
around the garden
this morning before going home.
My little visitor looking for fish !!!!!
My goodness she was such a joy to ahve in the house .
walking in my new crocodile scuffs in Australia at Mamie Glenda’s place!!!!
Was helping Glenda clean the car!
Cars clean whats next to do??????
7min car ride from the wet lush rainforest were I live and you are in dry gumtree land. Much better for ones health but much hotter to LOL
On uncle Jon’s block were there were kangaroos and horses lots of fun things to see and do????
Thank you for dropping in I’m off to link with Esther now and hopefully spend some time late this avo visiting other links over a long cuppa.