The Stitchery Challenge Begins!
Well I've made a fantastic start to this version of "Ruth's Quilt" (pattern by Leanne Beasley from her book "Living The Dream") made with scraps from various Fig Tree Quilt fabrics that I have collected over the past couple of years. When I went to quilt group on Thursday, I was able to finish tracing all the stitchery blocks. I prefer to use a Pigma pen for this, in a brown shade - it IS permanent ink, so you do need a very steady hand. Luckily I have managed to get the quilt top pieced this weekend, as I want to start the stitchery on Monday. ....
.....the rectangular blocks were put together fairly randomly, and I tried not to put any together that were the same print. Now for the stitchery part - bring it on!! I have decided to use a deep coral coloured embroidery thread for this, DMC shade 3328 and I'll use 2 strands - this covers the ink lines perfectly. Looks like my evenings are going to busy for the next few weeks as I try to complete a block per evening! Hopefully this will be finished in about a month, ready to take over to Janette to be longarm quilted. Wish me luck!
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