I started making blocks the Wedding Sampler Quilt from Di Ford's 'Primarily Quilts' in January. The aim is to make one block a month. There are 24 blocks (I think), so this is a long-term project.
In January, the block below was my very first attempt at needleturn. The first attempt was awful, so I unpicked it. The second attempt isn't great either. I think I will probably end up unpicking it again as my needleturn skills have improved since then. I will probably replace the broderie perse birds with flowers. I didn't have any fabric with suitable flowers at the time. I've now managed to find some lovely Dutch chintz.
I was so disillusioned with my needleturn skills in the first block, I used an invisible machine applique method for my February block. I used an invisible polyester thread with a very narrow zigzag. I felt the result was more polished, but now I feel happier with needleturn, I will probably go back to it for future blocks.
You may ask where my March block has got to? I tidied my workroom last week and now, can't find it! It was nearly finished. I don't feel inclined to take the room apart searching for it, so it will just have to reappear when it is ready!
I have so enjoyed making the little hexagons, I decided that when I'm 'in the mood', I'll make up some larger hexagons. Sometimes, it's nice to just get on with some handwork and use up some of my growing collection of scraps. Somehow, it feels like less pressure...and I don't need pressure at the moment!