Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A is for Angel...

I've been slowly puttering along on a new project.  One I'm doing along with my mom.  Not that we're working on the quilt together, but rather we're each making our own version.  It's called Snowmen A to ZZZZ and the pattern is by Crabapple Hill Studios.  The cover quilt is made in some light pastel colors, but after I saw it done in redwork I really fell in love with it.  (I wish I knew where I got this picture from so I could give proper credit, but I saved it off to my computer years ago.)

An unknown quilter's version of the pattern
I'm doing my embroidery in black, while my mom is going with blue.  So far, I've finished the first block, which also happens to be the largest one (in terms of dimension not the amount of embroidery).

'A is for Angel'  - first embroidery block
I'm using perle cotton #8 for the embroidery, which is slightly thicker than I'm used to.  All the stitches are done using a simple backstitch...

Closeup of stitching

These blocks are fun to work on at night and don't require a lot of concentration.  It also seems to go a lot quicker than my hand applique!

Closeup of stitching
For some reason the pictures look pretty dark to me, but the embroidery is on a bright cream colored background and shows up well in person.  I've already started on the 'B' block, but I know this is going to be another long term project (at least a year).  I'm OK with that though.  I'm sure I'll be just as pleased with this quilt as I was with it's predecessor...

Winter Wonderland Quilt
Mr. Quilting Bug left a notebook on the table and Jack decided that's where she needed to sit.  Why do cats do that?

Until later...

We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. 
Proverbs 16:1 (NLT)

1 comment:

  1. That is another pretty quilt with a log of hand work. I wish I still enjoyed that!