Block# 44 – Stitch in the Garden

2016-07-16 09.27.52Ack! I nearly destroyed this block before I ever started on it.  This was almost entirely embroidery so I used the same Sulky stabilizer that I’ve used previously.  This one calls for some applique on the 3 spools so I used Heat ‘n Bond on the back of the fabric. And then….I don’t know if I was distracted or what but I attempted to press the fabric on where the wash away stabilizer was.  Bad, bad, bad mistake.  It crinkled up and was generally a mess.

 

2016-07-19 01.27.01Waste not, want not though so I forged ahead and made the best of it.  I did decide that I liked the fabric I used and skipped the embroidery over it because I thought it looked like thread wound around there anyway.

I finally got this one done this evening after 8 in the evening but wanted to take a picture and get it hung up on the wall.  It’s still wet from where I rinsed the stabilizer off.  I can see now that I didn’t get my stitches close enough on the stem of that middle leaf on the right.  Sometimes it’s hard to tell with the stabilizer on, but the trade-off for not transferring that entire design by hand makes it worth it!  That makes me one block behind (again – haha!)

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. I keep putting off the blocks with embroidery. .. I really just need to jump in! Yours look great!!!

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    1. Thank you! This one was easier than I thought it would be. Patchwork is still my favorite!

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  2. In spite of little hiccups, it’s coming along nicely.

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    1. Thank you! It sure doesn’t seem like we should be halfway finished. It’s gone quickly.

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