I have had visions of sugar plums for the last few days while stitching block number six....but where did number five get to?
Seeing as block five is the centre block of the whole quilt I have decided it will be one of the last blocks I draw and stitch and yes you are right - I am yet to decide which scrumptious girl will rest in the heart of the quilt.
In the meantime though, Tilly has been tending to her sugar plums for weeks now and it appears they are enjoying the attention. The water droplets in this block actually look a little like teeny heart shaped droplets - these are called fly stitches another very simple but very gorgeous stitch
Are you eager to start your Truly Scrumptious quilt yet? I can tell from the emails I have received there are many "hanging out" for me to finish...if you are wondering what background fabric I am using is one of my favorites - it's called "Teastain" from XLN and appears in many of my stitchery designs.
My plan is to use two jelly rolls to construct the quilt, including blocks, sashing and binding - there may even be some left overs on hand for a partially pieced back or label.
I have been having visions of these quirky girls all week and have caught myself day dreaming about what they can get up to next....let me see - may be lolly pops and garden fairies - each one a scrumptious blessing, in fact if I stitch into the wee hours maybe I can show you another block tomorrow.....who needs sleep anyway?
OK...all I need now is
some lots of dark chocolate, a bottomless cup of tea and a classic old movie or two - my very own stitching party!