This week I finished up my Modern Medallion center block, the dogwood blossom. The Modern Medallion quilt is one I'm making as part of Handstitched Class and this past week the lesson was reverse applique. I learned how to do this on felt and with quilting cottons. Both techniques are very different from one another, but offer a similar effect. We also leaned a couple basic hand stitches.
|from center: Flea Market Fancy Red Bouquet/ Kaffe Fassett shot cotton in Aqua 77/ Reunion Ava's Apron in Lime/ Robert Kaufman Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in Flax/ Lucy's Crab Shack Ocean and Green Apple Beach Blanket|
There were some struggles for sure, but that only means that I'm learning. Plus, a little challenge keeps it fun and exciting and makes the reward of finally finishing that much sweeter.
The linen portion will get some embroidery added to it next week when we learn all about embroidery - a week I have been so excited for!
Linking this up to The Handmade Parade at There and Back - check it out for more hand stitched projects!