Do you remember this sweet little embroidered puppy?
It was part of this baby quilt I finished back in December 2013.
The design came from this cute book.
Well, the book has a girl version too and I decided to prep all the blocks for a little portable handwork project. This time of year it is too hot to sit under anything large, but I need handwork since we watch a lot of movies and World Cup soccer. I cannot sit and watch anything without keeping my hands busy.
Here are all 30 blocks traced and ready to go. I always get lots of questions about how I embroider through the batting. It acts as a stabilizer and hides my stitches from showing through the cotton background. I use a thin cotton batting like Warm and Natural.
Here is the cupcake I worked on Friday night for FNSI. Here is the link to see what everyone worked on http://sugarlane-designs.com/2015/06/fnsi-sign-ups-for-june.html
I dug into my mason jars of perle cotton and selected these colors to use for the girl embroideries. I decided to use a lilac color for the writing.
Here is my project bag all filled up and ready to go, so now there are no excuses for not getting some handwork done!
These are my completed blocks so far...
The lilac writing will help to unify all the blocks.
See what everyone else is working on for Slow Sunday Stitching here