Block #3 has been pieced together:
And I started some embroidery on it last night. Some (most) of the embroidery stitches are new to me so bear with me as I learn them:
A close up of the butterfly which I outlined in gold thread:
That brings us to block #4 which I just finished sewing together. My hubby likes this one the best so far. He says it is modern looking (I think it’s because he’s a big fan of the color gray). I apologize for some of the sections not showing properly. The two areas that look blinding white are actually faintly patterned with gray:
Want to see all 4 together?
I think right now I’m addicted to making the blocks. Hopefully I can get the love for the embroidery part as well once I get more into that.
Last night, late last night, I went down into the Wife Cave to do a little more rearranging. I’m trying to make the Wife Cave more organized and user friendly. Some of this involved moving my shelving cabinets around.
A big accomplishment was getting my sewing table set up and my sewing machine back out of the box.
Since it was there, and since I was there…the fabric came out to play. Inspiration has come from the blog Living My Dream, which is done by a lady named Renee that I actually met through her husband who I used to play World of Warcraft with.
Last night’s block:
It’s far from finished. I still need to do all the embellishing.
Today I picked up some other fabrics from the piles I made last night and laid them out in a potential idea:
Then, using a little of what I read up on last night (of course I read the tips and tricks AFTER doing the first block), I proceeded to do this square this morning:
I don’t make up a drawing/pattern first. I just winged it. I had the finished idea in my head and I worked out the layout as I was making it.
Here are the two together:
What do you think so far, for my first attempts? Should I confess that I really haven’t done a whole lot of sewing? Maybe I shouldn’t…
Now to figure out the embellishments!