Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Block 2 and Spring Fever Bingo















I've just finished Block 2 of the Down in the Garden BOM. Lost of work in each block, easily a month's worth of embroidery, but they look so lovely once they're done. This is going to be a really special quilt.

On the new sewing machine front, I've got lots of 'ordinary' sewing that I want to catch up with and then I can devote some time to playing with all of its features, and to taking up the free lessons. But even for ordinary sewing, it sews like a dream, quiet, even stitches, good natured when it comes to bulky seams.

You should head on over the the In Stitches blog (http://the-quilt-shoppe.blogspot.com/) where they're having a Spring Fever Bingo competition, with some wonderful prizes. I'd show the logo here, only I can't seem to get it to upload to Blogger.

10 comments:

Karen said...

I like how there are little embroideries in the squares surrounding the main embroidery.

Lynn said...

Such a pretty block, with the butterflies and stitcheries, really cheery and springlike. How funny just a moment ago I was reading the spring fever bingo. Looks like fun. Doesn't it make a difference when you have a cooperative, well-behaved machine?

Amelia said...

Those butterflies just make that block so special...you certainly have patience to do all that embroidery work...so pretty!

scraphappy said...

What a pretty block, I didn't even see the little border stitcheries until I zoomed in. I can see what you mean about each block being a lot of work.

Joy said...

Oh I love it ... what pretty colours too :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Candace said...

Your block is beautiful, and I agree, a work of art.

Heckety said...

That block is so pretty, both the embroudery and the fabric colours. I love embroidery on quilts, always have.

Melanie said...

Hia Amanda, thanks for popping in.

The new sewing machine looks like it does a wonderful job. Very pretty block.

Jude said...

Your block looks fabulous and I really like the embroidery but where do you find the time to do all that you are doing, just ready about it makes me tired let alone sitting and sewing.

Aunty said...

Such a gorgeous block. The colours look beautiful. The stitcheries are beautiful.