A "little reveal"...
Thankful... Blocks 3 and 4

Let's begin the big reveal... or... "Thankful"

This Saturday, designers and distributors from across Australia come together in Melbourne for Australian Quilt Market. It's quite exciting to be attending this year with Pattern Press... it will be my first AQM as one of their designers. It's a wonderful event, where patchwork stores are able to see everything that is new in the world of quilting and order for the coming year. This year at AQM I will be launching my very first Block of the Month design...

“Thankful” ~ a six part Block of the Month

This design is a reflection of the year that has been ~ the colours that I've been drawn to, my experimentation with fabric flowers, a love of dimension... and the things that I have been thinking about as I stitch.

Here is Block 1... a combination of fabric roses, ric-rac roses, leafy ric-rac loops and needleturn applique.

Thankful Block 1 ~ One Day In May 1

As you know, I love to embroider. So there is lots of stitching too.

Thankful Block 1 ~ One Day In May 2

Block 2 is actually two panels...
One has an applique "faux doily", the other features reverse applique. A little stitchery and some lovely rouching bring lots of visual and textural variation to the panels.

Thankful Block 2 ~ One Day In May 1

The faux doilies are such fun to stitch and would also make a lovely framed piece, don't you think? I've been thinking about making some as gifts.

Thankful Block 2 ~ One Day In May 2

I have really enjoyed the creation of this project... 
"Thankful" will be available for purchase in a couple of weeks. If you are coming to AQM this week, please stop by the Pattern Press stand to say hello.

I'll be back in a day or two, to show you the next two blocks...

Until then,

Melissa  x