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.
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.