Last year I bought a complete BOM from The Fat Quarters, called Scandinavian Rose, which is designed by Rosalie Quinlan. I had so many other projects to sew, this was put away, and then this summer at the Festival Of Quilts I bought several skeins of Cottage Garden Threads in a variegated red (this shade is called Hugs and Kisses) that I thought would be perfect for this project, so decided to get it started at long last!...
...the design was already printed onto handkerchief linen, so once a stabilizer was fused to the back, I was ready to start stitching. This design uses 3 embroidery stitches - back stitch, chain stitch and satin stitch. Plain red Cosmo embroidery thread shade 346 was used in the block too. I've completed the stitchery for block 1, and the next part of the project will be to collect together an assortment of red/white fabrics for the small squares (these will be strip-pieced together). Then I can make a start on the stitchery for block 2!
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