May 12, 2013

Free BOM - Apples of Gold - Block 5

It's time to share Block 5 of the free Block of the Month Quilt,
 "Apples of Gold".  

Pinwheel and Square in a Square blocks are so easy to make and I love the 'life' they bring to a quilt. I added sweet rosebuds as well:

Our verse this month comes from Proverbs 16:24. Pleasant words - sweet and healthy. It’s a contrast to  the bitter, angry words that seem to pervade our society so often.

You can download Block 5 from here, and if you missed any of the other blocks, they are all available from my free pattern page.  

As you know, I love embroidery!  Sometimes I just have to pack the sewing machine away and sit down and spend time with needle, thread, ribbon and beads.  Not that the sewing machine was too far away in this project:

My "Sew Vintage" design has a mixture of my favourite elements - applique, silk ribbon, roses, bullion stitch and apricot!  (My bridesmaids' dresses were apricot.)

The pattern for this design is in Embroidery, Cross Stitch & Beyond magazine, Vol 20 No 9:

Hope you like it as much as I do!

For all my friends in Australia, 'Happy Mothers' Day'.  I've had a wonderful day with three of my children with me (and families) - a very rare occurrence!

I had a lovely e-mail from Cheryll recently. It was great to see how she has used one of the blocks from my "Buckets of Love" quilt to make a gorgeous mini wall-hanging for Mothers' Day.  I love the colours:

Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us, Cheryll.

I'm 'hastening slowly' on a few projects at the moment, but I have started on the quilting on two of them, so I guess progress is being made, even if I seem to be getting nowhere! My week is not looking too crowded at the moment, so I'm hopeful for some motivation and inspiration!

Happy stitching!


Cheryll said...

More lovely sweet and free projects... THANKS Val!
Your Mothers Day sounded wonderful too! :)

Ondrea said...

Thanks again for the BOM design. I love that embroidery you have done, the sewing machine is awesome! Cheryll has made the buckets of love design beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for another beautiful block. And I love your sewing machine block - cutest thing I've seen this month!

Pensée et Lavande said...

Oh les roses de cette broderie me vont droit au coeur,sublime,et d'ailleurs tout est a nouveau superbe,j'aimerais avoir plusieurs mains afin d'en faire autant.
Bises a toi
M christine

barbara woods said...

Beautiful val

Diane said...

I would love to make the Apples of Gold wall hanging, but I cannot get it to print correctly. The print function only prints half a page .

Céline said...

Hi, it's so nice!! kiss