At last, I’ve got back to doing a little sewing.
Since I made these bee blocks for Jodi at Tickle and Hide
I’ve been wanting to make something with orange peel blocks. I originally intended to hand applique but because I was hoping for a quick finish, I decided to try some more machine applique instead. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well! For some reason that I never got to the bottom of the thread kept snapping :(
So I decided to leave the stitching in as basting and to hand applique bias binding around the segments. I’ve still got quite a way to go with the binding but I’m now thinking I’ll just keep it as a no-hurry-pick-up-put-down project for spare moments…
My other sewing related news is that the thread I ordered with a Superior Threads voucher that I won from Kerry at Penny Dog Patchwork has arrived. I wanted to choose something I hadn’t tried before so I chose some Bottom Line, which should mean less bobbin changing and some Vanishing Thread and Vanishing Fabric. I’m really looking forward to experimenting with them!
Janine @ Rainbow Hare
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Like your Orange Peel blocks Janine, what a nuisance about the frequent thread snapping. The hand applique bias binding sounds good though!
love the colourful blocks with the added bias binding
That bottom line should stop your snapping issue too! ;)
Love the orange peel blocks
Good to see you! Was just thinking about you yesterday. :) I do love those orange peels, something that's on my agenda to try out one day.
I've never seen binding put on like that before, it's really effective! :o)
The blocks look great, Janine! That darn thread though! Hope your new thread works well for you.
Jess @ The Elven Garden
That is stunning Janine! LOVE the bias binding, it looks fantastic.
I was just thinking about you yesterday! I am sorry your original plan didn't work, but I love the new plan. It's beautiful!
I love the orange peel pattern. I've got one on the go – hand applique. It will be a long-term project :)
Your orange peel squares are fantastic! OOOO…treats to try, fun!
lovely blocks, i really like the bright blue around some, is that double applique?
Stunning – think this looks even better!
This is lovely Janine, glad to see you back to sewing and producing beautiful items. I hope your bottom thread snapping packs it in soon.
The pattern would make great cushin covers.