Hello Friends, my Aurifil 2016 DOM Block #6 is finished!! Click here to download instructions for this block if you haven’t done so.
The block construction of my block follows exactly the June block. The only thing different is that I did the hand embroidery a little differently. Instead of embroidering the wreath, I hand embroidered around a fused and fussy cut floral bouquet from one of the Blush & Blooms focal fabrics to give my block center a bit more visual interest.
I have been wanting to use the Blush & Blooms focal print in the Aurifil DOM blocks, but haven’t been able to because the scale of the print is on the large side. I thought June’s block gave me the perfect opportunity to just fussy cut out a particular bouquet from the fabric to be fused on the center of the block. I would normally use buttonhole stitches to finish off the raw edge fused applique, but I felt those buttonhole stitches would look a bit intrusive. So, I outline-stitched (by hand) the applique instead.
I used 2 strands of Aurifil’s Aurfloss for the embroidery. Handwork is always fun for me. So I enjoyed the stitching.
And with that, I am ready for Block #7. Oh wait, my Block #7 is already ready… because next month’s block is MINE! That’s it for now, Friends. Lots to get done still. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely rest of your day!
If you haven’t seen my previous blocks, here they are. All my blocks are made with Windham Fabrics’ Blush & Blooms fabrics.