It's the 2nd of October, the start to a new month of activities.
Here is a preview of my first Dutch Treat block for October.
The block is called Cottage and as you can see it's still under construction.
I've had numerous requests to show /explain how I am making these little blocks.
I trace the design on the background fabric, lay it on top of my print fabric and baste the 2 layers together with thread.
Next, I will cut away the background to reveal the image/print fabric.
I needle turn the edges under along my drawn lines. Lately I prefer marking the fabric lightly with a mechanical pencil, but the lines don't show up well in pictures. So here I'm using a wash away pen.
My 2nd activity for the month is of course the Botanical Album Sew Along.
Here is a preview of my 3 Pineapple blocks.
Only 1 block is posted each month, but there are 3 pineapple blocks in the quilt.
Because I'm working on 2 quilts, I've decided to get all of my French Vintage version completed now. You can see the full versions of these over at the SVBAQ Sew Along blog.
every quilt tells a story...