Friday, February 1, 2013

ellyn's place stitchalong, February

Happy February! Have you stitched up your January mittens yet? I know some of you have, because I've seen them in our Flickr group. I'd love to see what everyone else has done. Please add your pictures to the group anytime!

It's time for February stitching. Our theme this month? You guessed it. Hearts! I played around with lots of Valentine's ideas, but in the end I thought to myself "what is the one thing we all love?" Stitching! So here it is.....
You can download the pattern here. Stitch your block in the middle of one of your 8 inch squares of fabric just like you did in January. Again, I used 2 strands of embroidery floss and mostly backstitch. I added a little bit of satin stitch for the thread on the spool, and some lazy daisy stitches for the flower petals. I'll bet some of you will have this done before today is over!

When you finish your block, press it well and trim it down to 4 1/2 inches square, just like you did with your mittens. Two blocks done! You guys are so good at this. Now upload a picture to the flickr group so we can all see! Nice job.


Maria said...

Oh Ellyn I do like the sewing machine with hearts..
Will do it when I get home next week.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

CUTE!! Would look adorable in the hoop just like that in my sewing room.

Melissa said...

So cute - maybe I should use this pattern on a layout about my new sewing machine! :>)

I've just packed up a few page kits in anticipation of Crafty Tuesday!