Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm doing a block of the month! Block one done

Little Miss Shabby has the cutest Block of the Month this year! It's called Birdie Stitches & I have decided to play along....
Each month the block has an embroidered pattern in the center, done on an 8 1/2 inch square. I decided to do mine on a cream linen. To support the stitchery better I backed each square in lightweight fusible woven interfacing.

The stitchery is surrounded by 2 1/2 inch squares. I have been hording polka dot fat quarters for some time now. I decided these would be perfect for my borders.
Here are all my pieces cut and ready:
And block one, DONE! Yay! You'll see I decided to add a touch of applique to each block, just to be different. On this one, I appliqued the snowman's scarf. So far I am not behind..... let's see how long I can keep this up.
Check out the flickr group for more adorable January blocks! Why don't you join in the fun? Come on! It's still January after all!

8 comments:

Melissa said...

That is such a cute square and I really like the addition of the scarf. Love the polka dots!

Maria said...

Your Spotty Dots look great asa border for your beautiful Stitchery.
Hope Ally is well.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

cute cute cute!

Sewjoe said...

The dots are going to be so cute! It is a great way to use them. I can only hope I can keep up!!

Cara said...

Love the snowman!

Sally said...

I think your block is especially adorable with all of the polka dot fabrics! When I was looking at the flickr group photos it alsmot made me want to do this, too...but that would mean I'd have to go buy embroidery floss... and unfortunately I already have enough different types of crafts going on over here. I have done embroidery in the past though and always liked it :-)

Jamie in Louisiana said...

So cute! I have been visiting your site and having such a great time. I am a quilter who crochets... then again, I am a crocher who quilts. It is a great idea you share both -- I am hooked, so I will be back.

Sally said...

I just have a quick question ... Did you mark the embroidery design on the block before or after you applied the interfacing?