Saturday, August 22, 2015

Easter Party Quilt-A-Long block 10


This block is going to wrap up the lower part of our little quiltie.
And yes, it's the second to the last block.


Nothing completes Easter like a vase of fresh flowers!
Flowers that sit on a background of Island Batik "Rice" from the Neutrals Collection.


 

The other Island Batik fabrics that bring this block to life are from left to right...

BE24-D1 from the Blenders Collection
Almond from the Neutrals Collection
111505100 from the Flower Fields Collection
111505165 from the Flower Fields Collection
111512077 from the Flower Fields Collecction
111502107 from the Country Fair Collection


Let me share a tip with you...
When you transfer your design to your fusible as I have done,
transfer those lines that you need to embroidery too.


If you use a fine tip Sharpie, you will be able to see thru your fabric
once it's fused. A window in a sunny location works great if you don't have a light box.


If you look closely, you can see the faint lines under the fabric.


Even on a darker fabric, you can still make them out, 
although it's much harder to see in this photo.

You can then, using a pencil transfer them to your fabric for embroidery.


That's what brings your flower to life. I free motion stitched these on my sewing machine.
Hand embroidery is another way to embellish them, as well as the vase.


Another thing I want to mention, is looking past our fabric.
What I mean by that is...
the fabric above reminds me of a outdoors pine cone type of print.
Nothing that would make me think Easter Party at all.
But that is exactly what I used for the rose in my vase.
Yes, you can still see some of those pine needles in the rose above, 
but it sure doesn't look anything like this outdoors print anymore does it.

There is a good lesson in there, and I am learning to see my fabrics in a whole new way!


Whoo-hoo, the bottom blocks are complete.
It's a "party" for sure!


Grab those threads and join the fun!
It's never too late.

You can read more about it right 

Til next time
Keep on Stitchin'










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