The first was block 3 in Barbara Brackman's Threads of Memory sampler QAL. This is the New Garden Star.
The colour in the background fabric looks blue in this shot, but it is actually a milky coffee & very pretty. One block down, two more to go to catch up. I am just loving working with these fabrics.
There were two options - use templates or foundation piece the star points. I chose to foundation piece this. That is always a good option when you have tricky piecing and especially where there are lots of points. I found it a bit tricky lining up the stripes which I had fussy cut from the fabric, and had a couple of goes at one or two of them. The fabric kept shifting, and I ended up with the stripes going haywire. They are still not perfect, but I am not unpicking them again.
Yesterday I bit the bullet and cut those triangles. Then I prepped up one of them for the applique I want to do. Last night I started the stitching.
There is going to be a yellow flower in the centre section - just ran out of time last night to fix it on.
I was using the lightbox my lovely son-in-law made for me a year or two back. It makes tracing the pattern onto the fabric so easy.
And the milestone?? Well tonight sometime, the pageview count on my little corner of blog land is going to tick over to 10,000. It is currently sitting on 9,999. Astonishing eh? All you guys and gals who get loads of visits have probably forgotten how exciting that milestone was.
Today was Stitching Hearts day, and I drove down to Sydney. (see the logo on the right hand sidebar?? I put that on this evening). I will be writing up a post for that in the next day or so.
And tomorrow afternoon we pick up the new car. Wooo Hooo!!
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.