Normal spring weather this week, temps are slowly rising but has been a real mix of sun and showers everyday, great for the sewing room as can't do much outside.
Got back on a roll with Red Delicious after finishing my Secret Garden corners.
Finished my flowers then used a few rows of triple stitch to do the leaf veins
Found my sashing fabric while at sit and sew on Thurs so was ble to add that and the give and Take swirly border to the block.
Wondered if my sashing fabric was too dark but with it stitched in place, perfect, or I think so anyway. Was planning to make Ruby Tea next but wasn't sure what to use for the teapot etc. It needed to be light and felt I didn't have anything suitable, Went through the fat quarters at Country Dawn and there it was, my perfect fabric for an old fashioned storybook teaset.
The larger motif cut perfectly for the teapot down to getting the butterfly on the handle' Only piece I cut seperately was the knob on the teapot lid.
Cut different motifs for the cup and saucer and strawberry bowl. Can't see clearly but its kittens on the bowl and rabbits on the cup.
Took several attempts to find fabrics I liked for the strawberries, getting them to show up enough without being center stage. tried out something I had only heard abot for the stitching as felt that full metallic might be too much. Stitched them with both metallic gold and a red thread through the eye of the needle together and it worked, really well!!
The metallic shows but not every stitch so it is much softer. Believe you can get a double eye needle for doing this but have never seen one locally.
Happy with progress, now to decide which block is next as if the weather stays like this have a couple more sewing days before the 15th and part two of Flowers Bloom.
Link now to esther's WOW so
Enjoy your week everyone.