It was really important to me to continue making these blocks during our move as I didn't want to fall behind. So far so good!
I spend a lot of time prepping! Each one of those red rays was appliqued separately unlike the yellow ones in the center which were cut from one piece of fabric. Interesting!
Last fall I bought a yard of this red fabric for a $1 at the local thrift shop. It looked like a "good" red to me at the time and it worked out just fine.
27. Attributed to Sarah Ann Kemble
Talk about a challenge! I did both machine and hand piecing and the center is as good as it's going to get. When I finished the block it didn't lay flat so I re-did the corner squares and edge triangles by cutting them a little larger.
I used motifs from these two oldies for the broderie perse block. The blue is Moda's Material Pleasures "Coral Garden" Tulip Vine by Terry Clothier Thompson and Barbara Brackman and the one on the right is a repro from the Oakland Museum.
28. Attributed to Mary S Haines
I fused all the pieces . . .
. . . and finished them with a small zig-zag stitch.
Now that we are in the north country everything in our little town is within walking distance. The view on my way to the post office :)
Please stay safe!
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