Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Love These Blocks!

I just love the Quilt Doodle BOM 2017 blocks when they are done with embroidery instead of being appliquéd. While you guys are following along month by month, I am attempting to make two quilts! One that is done with fusible applique and one that is embroidered. I know that applique isn't  everyone'should cup of tea so by showing the blocks can be embroidered presents another sweet option for doing this quilt. I want to show you how easy it is to do! I am not the best hand stitcher, my mom, grandma and friend, Colleen are awesome at it! I always marvel at their perfect tiny stitches. They do such beautiful work.  My stitches are not so even and perfect... but I still enjoy the hand stitching. There is just something about it that is so calming and peaceful. I also love that I can sit in my favorite chair and watch a chick flick while stitching... oh wait, maybe that's why my stiches are so perfect.... it's the TV distracting me!

I have a light tablet that I love! It so portable and easy to use.Here you can see I have my design
sheet laying under the fabric, ready to be traced. I use a pencil normally.

Here's my chicken design, all traced and ready to go. I am
using #12 pearl cotton.

I love using the orange for the outline on the dog.
Just am loving this puppy design.
Here are three of my embroidered blocks...
I don't included a stitching guide for doing this in embroidery. Have some fun with the pattern and stitch the designs using a variety of colors that match your fabric and it will turn out wonderful. I am using a #12 pearl cotton. I mainly have been doing a backstitch, but every so often I do a lazy daisy stitch to make my flowers. My grandma was big into embroidery. I am blessed to have a set of dishtowels and pillowcases that she made for me when I go married. They are sitting in my linen closet. I hardly ever use them because I want them to stay 'nice' since grandma is no longer with us. I remember sitting at the kitchen table talking over coffee while she embroidered. I was so lucky to live close to her and grandpa when Mark and I were first married. I loved visiting with them whenever I could. So many wonderful memories.

Have a wonderful day!
Happy stitching,


  1. I love the idea of embroidery instead of applique!

  2. Your blocks look real nice. The embroidery and the applique.

  3. Sorry, I can't find the templates. ... help please

  4. These designs look so perfect in the center of the plates. Thanks for sharing what yours look like.