I have busily working away (in among other projects) on the blocks for my Green Tea and Sweet Beans Quilt by Jen Kingwell
Double Drunkards Path
Applique Block 2
This quilt certainly has been a challenge. The original pattern is mainly hand pieced and needle turn but I decided to stick with my strengths and use methods that I felt more comfortable with and knew I was better at. There were definitely blocks outside my comfort zone and making all the templates from paper meant having to be very accurate but I am loving being pushed to work for this quilt.
I used a "cheats method" of Needle turn for the Igloos and Orange Peels but decided to hand blanket stitch the flowers instead as I felt my Needle turn wasn't the best. But in saying that the teacher in me would say that there is only one way to get better at techniques.
So far I am loving how this quilt is coming together. The individual blocks are filling up my design board and I think it was a very smart idea to go with the Starter Kit from Westwood Acres. It was great to have a place to start and keep some continuity throughout the blocks of the quilt.
Jemima x x