Monday, 30 July 2018

Dearest Lavender 2A butterfly block

It was a bit tricky aligning the butterflies and their antennae but I got there in the end. 

Dearest Lavender Block 2A
I fussy cut the bodies and made them slimmer than the original.

Check out the other fabrics used by Karen, Cathy and Julie for ther butterflies in the Dearest Boy sew along. I now wish I had one with stripes too  - oh well.

'Til next time

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Dearest Lavender 1F pear block

The original Dearest Boy block has a Christmas tree with pears and a crescent moon. I decided to get creative and use some of these elements to design my own block. I keep pakham pears on the kitchen shelf to ripen so I took a photo of them.

I printed out the photo in black and white, placed another sheet of paper on top, then traced around the pears.

And then used these for my appliqué and embroidery lines.

Coincidentally I was also looking at the crescent moon through my kitchen window when I was drawing up this block.

Ta dah - my own pear block!

'Til next time

Monday, 23 July 2018

Dearest Lavender 1C Princess Feather block

I'm still playing catchup with the Dearest Boy sew along and I couldn't wait til the end of the month so here's my Princess Feather block for a Princess!

The fabrics in this block are from Deidre Abel's Betty's Pantry range (with the exception of the yellow and the background). I love this range and plan on using more in this quilt.

Isn't she a princess!

'Til next time 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Dearest Lavender 1E cherry block

II did this block differently to the original in the Dearest Boy pattern. 
Instead of four circles of cherries, I chose to use one motif from Jeana Kimball's Old Voices New Impressions.

Dearest Lavender Block 1E
Here's my quilt's namesake being taken for a walk around the garden.

I'm still playing catch up with Karen, Cathy and Julie with the Dearest Boy sew-along but I'll see you again at the end of the month.


Saturday, 7 July 2018

Dearest Lavender

I'm joining Karen, Julie and Cathy in their online sew along of Dearest Boy designed by Jean Cerbone (pattern available on Etsy).

I'm naming my quilt Dearest Lavender after our little calf Lavender Betty.

I've started on the pieced blocks whilst waiting for my background fabric. This one was very tricky because of the measurements - thank goodness for Thangles!

Block 1D Birds in the Air

In future I aim to post on the 15th & 30th of the month, thanks again Karen for belatedly letting me join in.