Finally got around to putting this block together. We got 2 blocks in July. I haven't even begun the August block and I'm behind several blocks on The Splendid Sampler. I'll get caught up eventually.....
Finally got around to finishing this bonus block. Had it fused, but not sewn. The 'moon' is a circle that had been cut out from a previous block. As I was digging through my fabric, it just popped up on top saying "use me, use me!!" Decided to do a combo of a couple stitches on the Bernina 830 and make a Herky Jerky looking stitch to applique the 2 pieces down. Wasn't all that happy with how the moon looked, so I did a combo of another stitch changing the width on 2 selections and leaving one default. I like the look much better now.
I had fun with this cute block! It was to be lots of cut pieces of fabric and appliqued onto the background. Ummm....don't think so!!! I decided to create an embroidered block. I liked that so much I decided to create an embroidered applique block using one piece of fabric on top of the background and cut away portions. I liked that too! Here they are:
Circle of Love embroidered
Circle of Love embroidered applique
My fabric sorta cupped after the final satin stitch cover, so I did a bit of free motion veins. Fixed that problem! LOL This would not have happened had I widened the cover stitches a bit more.
This is the latest bonus block. So cute! I digitized in Bernina Embroidery Software. Didn't want a flower at the toe area, and after some hesitation with a heart, it struck me to put USA on the heart. Love it!! Love USA!!