Cocorico bee block for September

Lauree asked for "kitchen couture" blocks for her month of the cocorico bee

I started with a pencil sketch.
for Lauree



Then I used this tutorial to thread sketch the wire whisk attachment.
I also used foundation paper on the back and drawing paper on the front while I stitched it.
I had to use a tweezers to get some of the paper out but it turned out okay.

start of Lauree's block



To make the mixer paddle I used this tutorial to piece the background fabric into the gray and then used it again to piece the gray into the background again.  (does that make sense?)  I hadn't planned on thread sketching on this portion of the block.  But, the gray needed to stand out from the background fabric more and the sketching did secure the piecing better.

plugging along...



I paper pieced the dough hook. 
still working on it...


Then I improv pieced the tops of all of the attachments and improvised connecting them all into one block.  Lastly, I did some thread sketching on the dough hook to tie it all together.

cocorico bee block, detail




cocorico bee--kitchen couture for Lauree

Sooooo...that was my process for the September block. October's month is "all things orchard". I've got some ideas brewing. Stay tuned...

12 comments:

SoSarahSews said...

Girl, you are good.

Anonymous said...

wow! these are impressive!

Kelly O.
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felicity said...

Wow! Those blocks are awesome!

Kate said...

I really, really want to see this quilt when it's all finished. It is possible that the implements of a Kitchen Aid mixer have never ben quilted. How pioneering of you!

a.niza said...

this is absolutely superb!

Amy said...

Love the whisk especially!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

These are amazing!

audreypawdrey said...

These turned out really well! I love these!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wow, these are amazing!

amandajean said...

Oh, goodness, Melinda. This is absolutely gorgeous. Any idea how long it took you?

melissa said...

this has amazed me since you first mentioned it... yet somehow, seeing the finished product i am even more amazed!
this is a fantastic block!

Kerry said...

I just love these- takes me back to the Kenwood chef that I used with my mum as a kid! Great idea!

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