Monday, June 24, 2013

"Affairs of the Heart" - Embroidered block no 1

 I am having a what if moment - what if I don't applique all of the block? What if  I just embroider some of the blocks instead and sprinkle them through the quilt top with the appliqued blocks hmmm...What do you think? Below is my practice hand embroidered stem stitch block. I used Gutermann Sulky col 4106 it's a variegated thread - this is what they would look like.
I need a small and portable project to take with me while on our 3 month trip overseas starting in July- so I am planning on taking all of the completed applique "Affairs of the Heart" blocks with me so I can start on the second step of embellishing them with embroidery - but what if I take all of the unfinished blocks as well and embroider them.
Until next time happy quilting


  1. The embroidered block looks fabulous and I think this will be a very enjoyable portable project for travelling. Take care.

  2. I agree with Frances, I think that will be great for travel.

    I do think these blocks will be much darker than the appliqued ones, so I would want to put them into the quilt in an organized way, maybe a diamond or cross. Or if you embroider fully half of the blocks, then you can do a chequerboard. If you plan the layout before you sew, you may get a very striking and unique quilt!


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