Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Words to Live By Block 8


If you are just joining us, we are making Lisa Bongean's Words to Live By Quilt  - a block each month.  Lisa is the designer of Primitive Gatherings and has hand selected all of the wool and cottons for this BOM kit.  It is not too late to join.  We still have a few kits just waiting for you!  We have tagged all of our blocks - yours may look better by the way - under the Block of the Month tab.

This month we get to add more gold.  As you know, I love the textures in the wool.  The difference in the green leaves is so pretty.  And as you can see, I made an error.  NOTE - Cut 3 more flowers.  I was thrilled to have extra red wool for another project and then thought, "hmmmm maybe I should make sure I cut enough leaves".  It was the flowers I was short on. Cut 8 of #5 flowers (not 5).   

Also save some of the tan background fabric for one of the corner blocks.  If you are making triangles as you go, save at least a 9" square for one corner block background.

You can click on the pictures to see a larger version or see some of the prints up close.  You will love these soft textured wools.  

And I have been trying to keep up on my embroidery.  I am almost finished with the Loyalty Block.  One more flower and then the centers. I love it!  Sorry if you get a little glare - phone shot.
How are you liking the Valdini Threads?  The red keeps knotting and breaking :(.  I have found that it helps to cut shorter lengths than I usually do with the dark red.  Also, any helps on the thin stems?  I try to make the stitches even and match them up the best I can.  I love the simplicity of this block.

Send me pictures of your blocks.  I know we have sold several kits and I want to see your blocks.  Please remember this is my first wool project.  If you can offer some advise or helps - please do so!

Happy Sewing!
Sandra and Kristin

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