And onto a few bee blocks. Kathy Mack sent us a very generous pack of gorgeous fabrics from her fabric shop, Pink Chalk fabrics and asked for anything we wanted at all to depict "Happy Sewing". These blocks will go into a quilt to go on a wall in what sounds like it's going to be a workshop studio. So I made a kind of double block cartoony flower.
I showed you the spring block I made for Lucinda but just needed to decide how to finish it off. After taking your advice, I finished it off with a straight stitch close to the edge of each piece of glass in a pale butterscotch colour which kind of melts into each of the colours. I photographed is taped to the window so that the stitches show.
And finally I had a go at Marjorie's back basting needle turn applique and loved it - thank you so much Marjorie for taking the time to show us how you do it. I've tried hand applique before and just couldn't get the hang of it at all but Marjorie's method just seemed to click with me. I just did a simple heart because my right hand seems to be really creaky at the moment (no idea why) and it's hurting me to do much handwork. But anyway, here is a pretty back-basting needle-turned Bliss heart on Kona charcoal.