|This is the photo I used for inspiration. It was taken in the Prospect area by Heather, who gave me her kind permission to recreate her beautiful photo in fabric. Thanks Heather.|
The Prospect Lobster Supper is coming up...in August...but it is time now to start collecting blocks to make the raffle quilt. The theme for the quilt is to make a block that depicts something from the Village.
|A lovely summer day in Prospect Village , Nova Scotia. Prospect was first settled in 1754|
Below is the block that I made using Heather's photo as inspiration. Wild roses are so plentiful here during the summer. I decided I would use this block to get over my fear of machine applique. I used tissue paper as a stabilizer and that worked great. It tore off the back easily when finished stitching. I had no puckering at all. I used Wonderfil Tutti 50# and Sulky Blendables 30# thread with a Superior Titanium 90/14 topstitch needle. I used stitch #17 on my Pfaff QE. The stitching was a pleasure. I see more machine appliqued projects in my future.
My Block - 12 1/2" square
|a close up of the wild rose.|