January 3, 2013

Wool Block Number 2

Drum roll... Here is my second block for the wool wall hanging I am designing.

I wanted to sew around the background fabric before I started the applique to prevent fraying as I stitch, but did not feel like contending with Sapphire the cat, as she had gotten to my chair before I did... Thus, the hanging threads!

This design was based on a drawing by Rita Martin (1986). It features my husband's favorite ducks. After I applique the wool, it is so nice to figure out where to embroider, and what to add to the block.

Here are more details:


I am mixing threads (DMC floss and Presencia # 16 - my favorite!). Buttons and glass beads made a come back on this block, and you will see them again on block 3, which is almost ready!

What a nice way to beat this cold weather we are having: 6 degrees (F) this morning here in Utah. Let me know what you think of the block!

2 comments:

  1. Menina,menina!!!
    Que pontinhos são estes?
    Fiquei com dó dos meus garranchos.
    Está uma delicadeza,parabéns!Aqui,está em torno de 38 graus,duranta o dia,agora começou uma chuva abençoada mas,ventiladores e ar ligados.Para mim que não gosto de piscina e praia,é o caus. Beijos,vou dormir são 3.00 da madrugada e o sono já veio . ..

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