Design Wall Monday 1/16/12
Gosh, we're already at the middle of the month! The next 5 blocks for Just Takes 2 are out so I'll be busy with those, but I wanted to show you I did start on the Promises and Borders by Jenny at Elephantz (see sidebar). Here's as far as I've gotten:
This is a step out of my box for me - doing embroidery. My mom taught me way back when I was 8 or so, but I haven't done much lately - so not sure what I'm doing. I used pencil to mark the design - didn't have a non permanent marker with a thin enough dib to make the small lettering. What do you use? Jenny said to use a back stitch, so had to hunt the internet to find out what that was - I don't know the names of the stitches. Then I had to figure out how to do the curves with the back stitch - settled for taking tiny stitches around the curves. The fabrics above the hoop are the parts for piecing the block. I had the multicolor print in my stash, but had to buy the other two. I was thrilled that the color swatches (on paper) at Connecting Threads came out so true to what I needed. You never know when you are ordering something from a catalog.
So what's on your design wall? Go on over to Judy's Patchwork Times on my sidebar to see what others are up to.