Tuesday, August 11, 2015

HANNAH'S GARDEN

One of my UFO's is Hannah's Garden by One Day in May.  Its a 7-part pattern and I'm almost finished putting it together.



 Here are a few of my finished blocks


Most of the blocks have a combination of embroidery, needle-turn applique and 3D work.



Can you see the two rows of ecru stitching top and bottom?  This was new to me but gives it a beautiful finish.  You do a running stitch to the end, and then weave the embroidery thread back through the stitching line.  


I think the original design had different material, but when I went to buy the kit, there was a substitute piece.  I am still very happy with the colours and am eager to put it all together with the borders.



I must admit, I cheat a little on the needle-turn as I just can't seem to master the art.  I make the shapes first using applique paper which is water soluble and should partly dissolve when washed.  Then I applique the shapes directly onto my block.

Stay tuned for the full wall-hanging, I'll post the picture as soon as its done (dont hold your breathe, it could be a little while, there are quite a few UFO's......... LOL)

Happy sewing



11 comments:

shez said...

Hi Dawn ,wow this is beautiful,I love it,well done xx

Christine Barnsley said...

What a beautiful quilt Dawn and your applique and stitching looks lovely! Christine x

Linda said...

Dawn you are sooooo talented! I love to see your pretty handiwork - it's worth the wait. :) Although I haven't practiced much at all, needle turn just hurts my hands. :( I think your applique idea is great.

Anthea said...

Hi Dawn - Hannah's Garden is looking just beautiful - well done! And if you are happy with the shapes & look that the Applique Paper gives you, I say 'go for it!' Everyone has their own method of needleturn

Fiona said...

It is so very beautiful Dawn... so much detail and beautiful stitching...
Hugz

Seams Sew Together said...

Looks amazing, you are one busy little bee

Cheryll said...

Oh my... this will be gorgeous when complete. LoVe it !
Well done ! xox

Lady Linda said...

Your work is amazing. Just beautiful.

Susan said...

This is a gorgeous quilt Dawn - nice to see something different pop up in blog land.

Raewyn said...

Hi Dawn, this quilt is beautiful, you are doing a lovely job. I like that applique paper too, it's a great tool :-) The Garden Party quilt you made for your mother is absolutely gorgeous as well - bet she loves it!

Renee said...

Beautiful, beautiful work!

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