McKenna Ryan Group Quilt-a-Long
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Friday, 14 February 2014

Bella Garden - Block Two

I have almost caught up with my Bella Garden's second block 'Wisteria'. I thought that by the amount of work and time it took me to do the first block, I would fall way behind with all the others, but the second block came together much quicker. I like to think it was because I knew what I was doing :)

Anyway here is the block so far......I can't do all the Wisteria flowers as some of them overhang onto the border pieces and I need to attach them before I can finish the applique. I will have to wait until Block 6 before I can start to assembly the whole quilt and there will be more applique to finish then.

Woops, I may have spoken to soon, these wisteria flowers are driving me crazy, the large part of the flower was fine, but the smaller round petals are very difficult to attach, I have had to resort to my free motion foot and do a circular motion around the edge about 3 times. It actually looks like fabric painting now. I'll keep at it and you can see the result soon.

Sunday, 9 February 2014


I think I am a glutton for punishment, but a community group I have just joined are doing Love Faith and Hope which as you can see is a McKenna Ryan.  Her version is using a specific batik range of fabrics but I will be using fabrics from my stash. So here is Block 6 prepared but not quilted yet. One can't rush these things.  I am actually picking up a new free motion quilting foot on Thursday so watch this space because once I get my new 'you beaut' foot there will be no stopping me. I should be able to work on my Sea Creatures blocks as well when the new foot arrives.  Mind you I haven't actually finalised the design for that one yet, but it will happen.  So there you have it, my latest project.