Tuesday, February 10, 2015

GARDEN PARTY - FnWF

How remiss of me,  I signed up for FnWF and completely forgot to blog post my work....oops 

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.

Block 1 

Block 2

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.  



13 comments:

Terry said...

Those blocks are so adoreable, can't wait to see more.

Kathy said...

Those patterns are so cute Dawn! I ordered a couple from the site a couple days back and they even to ship to Canada! Was super excited about that!

Melody said...

Beautiful fabrics and I love Teddlywinks patterns

Steffi said...

Liebe Dawn,
die Blöcke sind einfach nur bezaubernd, ich bin total begeistert!
Liebe Grüße
Steffi

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

Ohhh... so lovely - I love this birds, dear Dawn!
The fabrics are just pretty!
Hugs, Deborah

Christine M said...

Your blocks are gorgeous, Dawn.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hi Dawn! What a beautiful quilt this is going to be for your Mum! Love the fabrics.... the colours are fabulous! The two blocks are really cute.... just love the teapot!! :) xx

Anthea said...

Hi Dawn, oh this is going to be such a great quilt, love your fabric choice!
I actually bought this as a kit last year, but it's not started yet, oops...

sigisart said...

Dear Dawn,
your first two blocks are so lovely. And the fabrics are great.
Hugs
sigisart

Fiona said...

thats going to be so pretty... I love the blocks with the different techniques in them.... and you have fussy cut your teapot so well... lovely...
Hugz

Cheryll said...

Oh WOW...I love the range of fabric you've chosen. The quilt be be gorgeous! xox

shez said...

Wow Dawn these blocks are so cute,love them,this is going to be one awesome quilt,lucky mum.xx

Donna Spiller said...

These are stunning Dawn XX

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