Sunday, November 9, 2014

Jacobean Journey Quilt - Block A6

Well, we finally got all of our blocks for the quilt to finish up.  This was my first block of the month and I'm fairly sure its my last.  This was just too slow for me.  I know they want to you to come back to the quilt shop each month to try to get you to buy more stuff but face it, we're going to buy what we need where we want to.  If I need something and I want it now or I know the shop has it, I'll go get it if not then I might look online for my item.  All I know is, I don't like getting my patterns a few at a time.  I could've been much farther along in this quilt if I had had my patterns. So block of the month style just doesn't work for me.

So let's talk about this Block A6H5.  This block was fairly easy to do. I guess they are all now. Practice makes perfect, but there are a lot of thread changes which is fairly consistent with the applique border blocks. And since there are a lot of changes I decided not to do a video.

First step is to stitch the outline of the block. Next, place fabric 4 over the outline and tack down and trim closely on the inside of the block. Then using thread B, stitch the decorative stitching.




Next, stitch down fabrics 3 and 1 and trim closely within the block. Use thread B and stitch the decorative stitching. Change to thread A and stitch the decorative stitching.




Using your water soluble thread, place fabric 4 and tack down and trim. Switch to thread B and stitch the decorative stitching. Next, switch to thread D and stitch the satin stitch. Change to thread A and stitch the decorative stitching.





Switch to water soluble thread and stitch the outline of the large flower. Place fabric 3 over the area and stitch down and trim closely. Change the needle thread to D and stitch the decorative stitching. Then change to A then B.









After stitching your flower, place the backing fabric on the back of your hoop and tack down. From here on out, put matching thread in the bobbin area. Place thread B in the needle and bobbin and stitch. Next, change to thread D and stitch then thread A and finally thread C.