I have decided to do the BB blocks using machine applique with the Bernina 1530 I purchased second hand a few months ago. I have had a bit of a practice on scraps to make sure I can do it as invisibly as possible. I am really pleased with the results and will use this method again for sure.
I am using a mixture of shirtings for the background fabric and I am pleased with the results so far.
Block 1 , Apple Pie Ridge with the design re-drawn to refine it a little.
I am still prepping all the pieces for Block 3 but I love how the machine applique goes so quickly once it's all glued down onto the background.
I am quite a bit behind with my Love Entwined but I am still enjoying the process, working by hand, in no rush to finish.
Third Vase, in progress, on Love Entwined
On a non-quilty note. Yesterday I went to a cheese making class, which was wonderful! I learnt how to make Ricotta and fresh Mozzarella known as Bocconcini. The cheeses we made were so delicious. I came home with a kit to make Ricotta, Bocconcini, Feta, Haloumi and Mascapone. I can't wait to try making Haloumi and Feta. The tutor had some Feta she had made with the kit I have bought and it was one of the most delicious Feta cheeses I have ever eaten. The process was not difficult, you just have to be careful with the temperatures and be gentle with the curd. I actually pulled/stretched the fresh mozzarella to turn it from heated curd to glossy , smooth and shaped Bocconcini! I would highly recommend going to a cheese making class if you are interested in that type of thing, I was so enthralled I forgot to take any photos!