Christmas in July Winter Wonderland project. I have 9 of the 10 blocks traced, layered, and basted. I still have not picked out blue fabric for the blocks.I'm moving along with the prep work for my
This week I haven't been doing much piecing. We've been painting the deck, and if you've ever seen our wrap around deck, you'll understand it's a multi-day job. And I've come down with a sinus problem that's not making me feel like sewing.
But this week I did do a small hand embroidered sampler to test the DMC floss and my stitching over the Frixion pen markings. It's all looking good. You can see that it's hard to see the pen marks under my stitching. Not that it matters because I plan to give it some heat to make the marks disappear. You can see that I haven't finished the outside line yet on this little test piece , but I'll do that soon.
My friend Karen G. is stitching the same project. She found a thread chat form on connecting threads website. They were discussing various threads people used to stitch this very project. I'm going to get a piece of embroidery thread to try on my sample to see if I like it better than the DMC floss. The worry about the floss is that one of the threads might shred while stitching. When I did my sample, I did have a bit of that, but I discovered that I was cutting my thread too long. Once I started using shorter threads, I was OK.
Quilts, Quilts, Quilts.
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