This is a photo of me looking out the window of my office through the clematis that's happily enjoying the sunshine.You can just see me if you look through the hole in the clematis to where the window is. See- I'm waving! Behind the venetian blinds.
Sadly the garden doesn't look like that at the moment- the clematis has gone into hiding for the winter.
But luckily there's the Girls Own Stitching Club with it's embroidered flower samplers to keep the spring memories happening.
I've been madly sewing the first sampler we did into a block and written the instructions, so you have it ready before the Girls own Stitching Club Second Sampler next Thursday.
I've called the quilt we're making:
LE JARDIN QUILT.
Following on with our French Country Garden Theme.
So... here's the First Le Jardin Block. I've used Tilda fabrics- but you can use whatever fabrics you like.
If you need any Tilda fabrics for Le Jardin Quilt- don't forget they're available in the Red Brolly shop. Just click on the Quiltshop icon in the side bar.
I'll work out the entire fabric amounts you'll need for the quilt - for next week's tutorial.
For the time being- you'll need 25-1/2" (65cm) of background fabric for the embroideries.
And the same amount of stabiliser (lightweight woven, fusible interfacing or similar) to back the fabric with after you've traced the designs.
LE JARDIN BLOCK 1:
Here's the first page of the instructions for Le Jardin Block 1:
Read the instructions here- BUT download them as a PDF file where it says to "Download GOSC SAmpler 1".
And the second page....
It's a good idea to keep all your needlework tools, threads and instructions in one place along with the embroidery you're working on.
Don't forget the Girls Own Stitching Club Needlework Bag which is ideal for just this!
The pattern is under the "Free Patterns" button on the sidebar.
Make sure you keep your finished Le Jardin Block 1 in a safe and clean place.If you can get your hands on a clean Pizza box- this is ideal for storing all the blocks in until you're ready to put them together into the quilt.
If you've got any other great ideas for storing the blocks- please let us all know in a comment at the end of the post.
Maybe there's better things than Pizza boxes!
And finally- Always keep our Club Rules in mind....
Happy Block Making-
I've put Le Jardin Quilt threads together in a kit with a needle pack of the needles you'll need for the embroideries ( two general embroidery needles and two milliner's needles)- which will be available in the Red Brolly shop tomorrow if you need them- special price for the Girls Own!