I don't know about you, but I always tend to have a hand sewing project on the go for those days when I am confined to the couch. Lately I started Little Miss Shabby's "Quilty Stitches". Although the official sew-a-long has now ended, the patterns are still available for download via Little Miss Shabby's website (links below).
|Little Miss Shabby's "Quilty Stitches"Sampler Along.|
This little cross stitch sampler features some popular quilt blocks - with each "block" measuring 1 3/4". There are a total of 16 blocks. All of the instructions of what equipment you will need can be found here. I have decided to make my version in my own unique colour scheme which a friend described as being "wild & whacky, just like you Fiona".
I will endeavour to publish my updates in groups of 4 and will include a link to each block pattern in case you wish to join along with me.
Block 1 - the "Swoon" block
Block 2 - the "Odd Fellows Chain" block
Block 3 - the "Rolling Stone" block
Block 4 - the "Flying Geese" block
As you can see I have decided to do little black and white checker box corner stones between each block. Sarah Fielke once told me that when you are dealing with a lot of bright colours you need to use black and white neutrals to tone it down and to balance the eye. I have also used a slightly lighter shade of teal to fill the background of my blocks.
Well I am finding that it is taking me approximately a week of "stitching during evening TV time" to complete 4 blocks - I have already stitched the border grid but you can always add this in at the end. Would you like to join me? Please tag me on Instagram @BendigoLioness so that I can see your photos.