It's been a while since we had a chance to update here on the blog so get ready for a bit of information.
As promised, monthly updates are always happening on Instagram, Facebook and even Twitter. Not only that, but you can follow along and be inspired by others working on the same blocks so if you don't already follow us there, you might want to consider it? All of our BOM programs will always be updated there much more regularly than here.
We have been enjoying designing different blocks in a variety of styles, from very traditional to a few more free form. Once it is time to lay out the blocks, we will definitely balance the blocks out so that they look wonderful together! We can't wait to get to that part and to start working a bit more on layout with you in a few short months!
So let's go in backwards order and do a full block review all in one place.
Month #6: Strawberry Bouquet
Month #5: Coxcomb Block
Month #4: Oak Leaves Block
Month #3: Wreath Block
Month #2: Blueberry Branches Block
Month #1: Artichoke Block
We are currently working on July's block and I will give you a hint that it is a bit more fruit to add to the mix… and some nice big simple pieces too!
Personally I am appliquéing my blocks almost 100% with our Aurifl thread collections. We did do a little bit of floss here and there to show the difference [please see our initial posts on working with thread, floss and other supply tips and hints]. But personally since stitching with wool is something that I absolutely love to do but am not that accurate with, I prefer the thread. This is because it is a bit more simple to work with and it is definitely more forgiving since it is thinner and less visible. Plus as I think I have probably already said before, I prefer the clean feel of wool without too much competition from the thread.
Just a personal choice! Some of my favorite blocks that I have seen have had a beautiful floss blanket stitch.
Hope you are enjoying stitching your blocks as much as I am. Happy summer stitching my friends!