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Monday, 14 October 2013

So excited.

This is just a quick post, as I am so excited. I finished the first block in the BOM I have started. It was to be my last ditch attempt at needle turned appliqué . I was going to take it away with me on holiday, but I could not put it down and now its finished. I can see there is lots of room for improvement but it is the best I have ever done, at least I think so. I was pleased with the little zipper pouch I made a while back, following Yoko Satio's technique. It was bigger pieces though.

Block 1 Floral Impressions BOM

When the pattern arrived for the first block I nearly abandoned the whole thing, all those olives, 48 of them about the size of my thumb nail. The fabric for this BOM is from Oakshott fabrics and the designer is Deborah Kemball. The fabric is just lovely, and quite fine and I think that is what has made it easer for me. When I get to block 12 of this BOM, I might have improved somewhat, so this block might have to be re-done, but oh! I am feeling much more confident about needle turned appliqué now.

We were at the Bee this week and as you can see it was all hands to the task of basting Alison's William Morris quilt. Alison is looking very pleased as she hates this job, and as they say "many hands make light work," and it was done in no time at all. She has decided to hand quilt it so watch this space...

On the theme of getting things done before my vacation, October's block is done for the
Siblings Together 2 group. Its a big old block 18 1/2" but is going to look great when all 12 blocks are put together. Now to post it off to the mama of the month.

Keep safe and keep stitching...... Doti...


  1. Looking good Dorothy.... I think she's started you off kindly with that appliqué block...
    I'm still looking for background pieces for my October block.... have a good trip.. x

  2. WOW!!! Your block looks stunning.... you're MUCH braver than me - it looks absolutely lovely! :)


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