McKenna Ryan Group Quilt-a-Long
A place to share our journey to completing a McKenna Ryan project
- one block, many blocks or a quilt.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Bella's Garden

Hello everyone,

Very excited to be a part of this group.  Unlike a few of you, I have only been quilting for 12 months but am already addicted to the colours and patterns and spend most nights in Pinterest and Blogland surfing for designs and patterns.

I came across McKenna Ryans quilt "Bella's Garden" and just loved it, so here I am.  No experience with raw edge applique and very little with free motion quilting but I am learning every day.

As I purchased Bella's Garden as a BOM kit, I initially thought I'd be able to complete one block before the next one arrives, but after seeing how much work is involved, I'm not so sure now.

Here's my first block fused together, now all I have to do is stitch!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone's progress and reading some helpful hints along the way.
xxx Dawn  


Maureen Clare said...

Dawn that is so gorgeous. You are correct they do have a lot of little pieces and can be deceiving. That is why they always look so beautiful when they are finished as they have a lot of dimension. Welcome and we all look forward to your progress :-)

Béa said...

Wow, very beautiful BOM, welcome Dawn.

Sandi said...

Looking good, they a bit addictive...

Susan said...

A beautiful block and as a new comer having a kit will make choosing the fabrics so much easier.