Stitcher’s Garden – Month 4 – Block 4

Stitcher's Garden Quilt Block 4 - Mine

Stitcher's Garden Quilt Block 4 - Groups

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

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2 Responses to “Stitcher’s Garden – Month 4 – Block 4”

  1. AC Says:

    Beautiful, as always. The quilt is going to be amazing.


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