Hi Everyone! :)
Riley Blake's Mystery block of the month came out yesterday, and perfect for Valentine's Day coming up, too!
The foundation paper piecing went much smoother this, my second, time around. No fingers sliced with the rotary, and only one area where I didn't quite cut my piece big enough.
This still intimidates me a little, though, to be honest.. and there was a moment of why won't this heart come together?! I soon realized I was missing an entire section.. one of the paper pieces had fallen into the floor under my machine. I was about to print out the templates again when I finally spotted it.
It is designed to be reverse appliqued or you can top stitch it on. Since I'm still trying to master FPP, I decided to top stitch mine on, instead of trying to learn another new thing. Someday I will learn reverse applique though, I will! Just not with this block. :)
So I pinned it on, and top stitched. After pinking the edges.
And then I decided to try out one of the embellishing stitches on my machine. Flowers. So I straight stitched around the edge as close as I could get, and then stitched on the flowers. It was pretty easy, and I like how it turned out. I'm not very experienced with any stitches other than straight and zig zag, so this was a fun variation to the normal routine.
I think this is also the first applique block I've ever done. That's what I'm liking about these BOMs, they are pushing me to try new things.
And so the collection grows.. looking forward to next month's BOMs.
In other news, working on my third envelope of Taking Names swap blocks with these fabrics:
They are coming together nicely..
That's what I'll be working on today, had to take a break yesterday for the heart. Couldn't resist. :)
Off to get the little mister off to school.
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