This is an update on my embroidery project. These blocks were hand embroidered over the past 2 years, and I finally decided that I needed to stop making more blocks and put them together into a quilt top. This is a Gail Pan pattern from the 2018 "I Stitch Club", which is now called "Send my Love" and is available as a BOM.
I trimmed the blocks, and looked at them on the design wall for a long time.
Finally the inspiration came to border the stitcheries in pastel batiks. I cut some strips and liked where this idea was heading. This terrible photo shows the border strips pinned to the design wall.
Once all the pieces were organized, I pinned them all together and took the pile of blocks to a sewing day with friends.
I really love this photo of my friends flipping through the stack of blocks, making comments on each design, and picking their favourites. They are such kind and supportive women, and as we all know... loving friends are necessary for survival!
Lucy my Singer long bed 301 was the machine choice for the sewing outing. She is lightweight to carry and sews like a dream. Lucy and I had a great outing and successfully sewed all these blocks into a quilt top.
I love it!
I don't know how to quilt it yet... the ideas are still percolating.
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