The next 2 stitchery designs of United Stitches, US23 and US24 arrived in the post and I couldn't wait to get started on them! I use weaveline, a cotton fusible interfacing that is fused to the back of the fabric, and once that's in place I can make a start with playing with the threads. These are stitched with gorgeous cosmo stranded embroidery threads, and use very simple embroidery stitches - back stitch, chain stitch and satin stitch, with an occasional colonial knot too! I use a small wooden embroidery hoop to keep the background fabric taut (this is handkerchief linen, which the designs have already been screen printed onto)...
...once the stitchery is completed, the blocks are trimmed to 4.5" squares, and then added to the pieced blocks that I'd already made a few weeks ago. These are made with Rosalie's "Chirpy Lola" collection of fabrics and they really are lovely to sew with. I've used Aurifil threads for piecing these blocks together and a Schmetz Microtex size 60 needle. This BOM is by Rosalie Decker Designs and was ordered online from Under The Mulberry Tree in Australia, and the very first block was stitched back in February 2015. Only a few more blocks to go and this will be finished!
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