Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HEIRLOOM CREAM ON CREAM - BLOCK ONE

Last Christmas I upgraded my Brother machine to a 1500D which has 100's of beautiful stitches. Thing is, I didn't think I would be using half of the stitches available.

Then along came Kate (my talented Sewing instructor) with an Heirloom Class especially for using all the features on your sewing machine.  Each week she teaches us either a new stitch or shows us a new foot to use to get the most out of our machine.

Full Fan Block


Here is the first completed block,




Using a cream print curtain fabric as the block base, I placed a crimped
material piece in the shape of a fan across the middle of the block.  A white straight sided lace was edged on the inner curve.















Lace radiated from the corner to the fan piece and then a decorative stitch in the fawn thread, was stitched between each row of lace.  This was fun, chosing which stitch to use, I tried a lot of them and decided that this one looked best.


















A heavy lace was placed on the outer fan edge and this was clipped between the pattern so that it laid flat. I then had to free motion on the lace to attach it to the block. Finally another decorative stitch coming out from the heavy lace to appear as tear drops on the edge.







We are working towards 9 blocks which can be used as either a quilt or individual cushions, whatever you choose, but the emphasis is on learning new techniques.

The colour scheme is Cream on Cream and I am using two shades of fawn embroidery thread plus lots of beautiful laces.

Can't wait to see the next block we are sewing and what wonderful stitches I find on my machine.

12 comments:

shez said...

Wow these are beautiful,well done.xx

Quilt Musings said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I have all those lovely stitches as well. . . and they never get used.

Vickie said...

That is going to be one beautiful quilt !

Lorna McMahon said...

Perfect starting block for an heirloom quilt, Dawn! Love the embellishments and fancy stitches you used. Looking forward to following your progress on this!

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

This is gorgeous. I can't wait to see what the rest of your blocks look like.

Lara B. said...

Oh my goodness Dawn, that is beautiful! This will make an amazing Heirloom quilt!

Noela said...

Beautiful work. Hugs.....

Jenny said...

Just beautiful. How lovely to be starting this creative sewing adventure - block one of a fabulous new quilt! Well done.

Mdm Samm said...

absolutely stunning..your use of ivorys is such a classic my sweet

Donna Spiller said...

Just stunning, you are very clever.

Mahesa Jenar said...

Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
Sue xx Obat aborsi

Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts said...

This is truly stunning! I love the pleated/smocked fabric insert. What a neat class, I wish they had it in the US!

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