It's March 1st and we're up to block three in this year's free block of the month, "Posies".
Have you completed the first two blocks?
Just as a refresher, here's what the completed Posies wall quilt looks like...
You can join in at any time between now and December. The previous and current links to download each new block, which I share on the first day of each month, are HERE
The March block is a cutie because I fussy cut a bee onto the vase...
There are two parts to the applique this time. The rounded vase behind, and the fussy cut panel appliqued over the top.
You don't need to do this but I love how it adds depth, texture and interest to the little block.
POSIES was free until January 1st 2022.
For those who may have just joined in, here's pics of blocks 1 and 2.
All twelve blocks finish at 6.5" square before being pieced into the quilt at the end of the year.
If you've completed the first few blocks already be sure to tag me on Instagram with #posiesblockofthemonth or #posiesbom or #jennyofelefantz so I can come see them.
On Saturday I finally found some time to make my eighth handmade tag for this year in Anne's 52tags project. The theme this time was bullion, French knot and pistil stitches.
The little rosebuds are bullion, lavender flowers in French knots and the pistil stitch was used as decoration around the lower half of the applique and button.
Unfortunately it's still raining cats and dogs here so there's not much light for photos, but I tried.
Other than this I have some secret sewing beside my chair, a home to tend, family to love, pets to care for, and a business to run, so time seems a bit squeezed right now. I'm almost over the head cold but after the parade of ills and spills last month I'm lagging behind on most things and struggling for energy after about 11am. I know this will pick up soon and I am ever so grateful for all your kind words and prayers.
A cyclone is brewing just off the coast north of here and this is the reason we have so much rain right now, so as the week progresses we shall see how strong it grows and how close to us it will come. It's Rafaella's 3rd birthday on Thursday and we'd dearly love to all catch up and celebrate that day but this cyclone may deter us...still, you never know with cyclones. Sometimes they take a different path than predicted.
I'll sign off now so I can get back to writing and compiling the final pieces for the next issue of The Homemakers Heart, which I shall probably share with you on Wednesday.
If you missed Issue 1 it's a free download over HERE.
Bless your lovely hearts and may you be joyous each day as you serve your loved ones within the sanctuary of home...