It's been a while since I've posted any progress on my Dutch Treat blocks.
March & April have been very busy months. With 6 family birthdays, classes, workshops, lectures and the upcoming museum exhibit I've been up to my eyelashes in activities.
Dutch Treat is a long term project I want to make progress on this year.
(2 little blocks a month in 2015) I completed The top 2 blocks in the picture above for March and the bottom 2 for April. Blue bells was my first block of the quilt that required a bit of simple embroidery. It was an enjoyable block to stitch.
Below are the 30 blocks I've made since the start of this project
As you can see I only have 106 blocks left to finish!
This Month my students and I are also working on the grape clusters in the outside borders of Noah & Matilda.
I'm using assorted purple fabrics.
You can see the strips with small freezer paper circles ironed onto them.
I'm cutting the fabric circles out just slightly beyond the freezer paper's edge.
After baste gathering them to create the look of slightly puffed grapes, I'm sewing these 5/8" finished circles into clusters.
Every quilt tells a story.....