So I finished my first "Bloom" Sew Along Block earlier today. And I was so inspired, I went ahead and made Block 2.
|Credit: "A Bee in My Bonnet". Click the pic for Lori's Tutorial.|
Now that I've figured out what I'm doing, and I've set up a little method for my madness, it seems a lot easier to get these done! So I picked out my fabrics, which are very similar to the pattern:
So after doing all the tracing, pressing, peeling, and sticking, I followed Lor's directions and put this together:
I made the stems thicker than called for, since my first block's stem was completely overwhelmed by the blanket stitch. However, maybe this is just too thick. Sigh!
So I did a bunch more blanket stitch to applique this block:
I'm beginning to think that the blanket stitch is just a tad...much. It seems like it is taking away from the detail of the block. Hopefully, when it's all put together, the stitching will just blend in. Hopefully. Next time I do applique, I'll opt for a light zig-zag stitch.
Slapped some framing on it, and it's good to go:
Here are my two blocks, together! I really love how they've turned out. Not too bad for my first stab at applique!
Still got 10 more to catch up on, though!