I took mum with me to Gail B's patchwork shop a few days ago, and she has selected her 80th birthday present....... a cute quilt by Teddlywinks called Garden Party.
I have a few months up my sleeve before I need it finished but I really wanted to get the bulk of it done before our holiday later this month.
Its a combination of patchwork, applique and embroidery....
Here's a sneek peak at the first two blocks.
I'm using a layer cake called Country Orchard by Blackbird Designs. It has a lovely mix of greens, blues and pinks.
I'm finding that I have three parts to each block
1) Trace designs, select colors, iron onto block.
2) Machine applique using blanket stitch
3) Hand embroider finishing touches.
I am laying out all the finished blocks and will then piece together with 3" x 3" squares. Its just a matter of getting a good spread of each colour so the quilt looks balanced.