There is one advantage for feeling a bit poorly during winter. It is the perfect excuse for spending quite a bit of time in front of the fire catching up with hand sewing.
I started Di Ford Hall’s reproduction of the 1840’s Morrell Quilt some time ago, and with my recent block completions I am now over half way through the 60 blocks. There is a lot of broderie perse in this quilt, done using a close buttonhole with silk thread.
The other blocks are a mixture of hand piecing and appliqué, each one different.
I modified the block on the left, it was supposed to be all pieced, but I thought it would be more accurate if I pieced the ring and then appliquéd it onto the background.
The next block is also broderie perse, more roses too which I have come to regret given all the spiky leaves.