BOM #3 for Sew Sweet Simplicity




Hey there! It seems like forever since I've been here. If you're checking, it was November 30th, to be exact. Those holidays, a road trip to Florida and lots of work have kept me busy. I've certainly not had enough time to spend sewing!

Anyhoo, I finished Jacquelynne Steves BOM #3 several weeks ago, but I didn't jump to post it for a couple of reasons. One, it didn't turn out right! I'm not sure where I went wrong, but it doesn't look like the sample she has in the tutorial. I played around with it, even ripped out stitches, and finally sewed it together as shown above. (BTW, the colors are a bit off due to photographing on a gloomy winter day using only my Happy Light in the background, which usually works pretty well.)

If I have time, I'll make this a bonus block and try #3 again. Otherwise, it will just have to do!

This is what it should look like (minus the applique in the center):

 
I'm thinking I want to do some machine embroidery stitching in the center of each block when I've got them all completed and sewn together with the sashing. I've got a feathered design that I won on a blog that I'm very interested in trying. Maybe even some trapunto. Has anyone tried trapunto embroidery? I'd love some tips!
 
Soon, very soon, I will post BOM #4! Promise!

Comments

  1. Hi! Looks like you've placed some half-square triangles around the center block instead of the outside border. But I like the looks of what you've created, and if it were mine, I'd just enjoy it this way and move on to the next one!

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  2. Even though your block did not turn ot the saem - it is still a great block Kathy. I would call it serendipity and now you have a new design!
    I've never tried trapunto but have a kit for it so I hope to someday.

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