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!