These are my Stitcher’s Garden quilt blocks for month 4 – block 4. We were given two blocks for month 4, but I am only showing you one of the blocks today. The blocks are getting more involved and interesting to do. For this block I learned how to couch. I know, what a funny sewing term! I had no idea what they were talking about. Couching is a sewing term where you attach a rope or yarn or string onto your material that is too big to thread through the machine. Lot’s of fun and looks great! I have a special foot for my machine that helps keep your cord in line as you do a zig-zag stitch over the cord. You can see how it looks on my block 4. On the block I did with the groups material I do not have the couching done, as I did not find the right color of crochet cotton for that block at the time I took the photo. (Don’t forget, you can click on the picture to get a closer look at the stitching).
The other new technique we did for this block was make a yo-yo for the center of the flower. For the yo-yo’s there is a kit you buy to make them. They come in different sizes. I made my yo-yo’s, but I have not sewn mine down. I might wait until the quilt is completed to add the buttons and yo-yo’s. I am really enjoying making this quilt. Happy sewing and quilting! Kathryn