So now on to Block 3 of Lori's Holt's fantabulous "BLOOM" Sew Along. I'm still way behind, but I'm making progress:
|Credit: "A Bee in My Bonnet". Click the pic for Lori's tutorial.|
I am already dreading the blanket stitch around those oval flowers! It's really slow-going around the curves! Anyway, I picked out my fabrics, and stuck pretty close to the pattern suggestions:
Then I traced the template shapes onto the Steam a Seam 2:
Pookie helped immensely in this process:
After sticking the shapes to the fabric, lightly pressing, then carefully cutting them out, I arranged them like Lori says to:
For this block, I decided to try zig-zag stitch on the stems instead of the thick blanket stitch. It worked a lot better, and I'll probably be using that technique moving forward on this quilt. For any future applique projects, I will be zig-zagging...blanket stitch, although cute, is a major pain to sew.
So I appliqued, squared up, added borders & corners, and viola, Block 3 is done:
Onward to Block 4! Ever onward!!