Here are some of the blocks I've managed to squeeze into doing a ba-zillion other things, drawing out new plans for the sewing room, meeting with the remodel contractor, finding new sewing room furniture, thinking paint, flooring and oh, yes packing out every inch of what is in the quilting room very soon. Last Friday I actually cleaned some of the house…you wouldn't know it today, but it was quite clean for a few days…..
These blocks are soooo---Fun! Time consuming too. I've also run out of Lite Steam-A-Seam2. The original stuff in the 9 x 12 sheets. And it's nowhere to be found online. I've been told the Warm Company was unhappy with the paper on the "original" Steam a Seam and they have not found a replacement paper as of this date for this product. You can can find the narrow rolls of 1/2 or 1/4 inch, but not the 9 x 12 size. I bought some "other stuff" thinking it would work, but I really dislike it, but I'm making do. All the grass and parts of the building in the Homestead blocks need to have fusible on them or the edges of the fabric will fray where the blanket stitch separated the various parts of the embroidery. I'm sort of at a standstill at the moment while I try to find a nice fusible to use that is light.
Edit: I've received some questions about this project. This is an Anita Goodesign embroidery quilt called "Homestead". You can find more about it at the Anita Goodesign website. Regarding thread. I am using Floriani and Isacord threads. I don't use a thread number/color chart. I pick my own colors that I think best depict the leaves, bird, quilt designs, etc. Whatever color I like. Same with the fabrics.
All the blocks I have finished so far. Each block take between 45 mins. to an hour plus to complete.