My block is called Season's Greetings and can be found on page 59 of this issue. So without further ado...
I was so excited when I found out that my embroidery would be a part of Volume 9! Let me share with you a little bit of my process in coming up with this block.
Hammer out a few calculations...
And trace out the pattern... I like to use a water soluble fabric pen for all of my embroidery. I tend to veer outside the lines a lot (only sometimes on purpose), and this pen allows me the freedom to change my mind as I go.
Here I've redone the block in bluework and turned it into a little throw pillow! Another option would be to just bind the block and have a seasonal wall hanging for your home.
Now for your chance to win! Leave a comment on this post, telling me what you like best about embroidery, and your name will be entered into a drawing to receive a free issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 9. Comment by midnight on Friday May 2nd, and a winner will be chosen on Sunday May 4th. Be sure to include your email address so I can contact the winner!
Want another way to win? Go to www.facebook.com/blueberrybackroads, and comment on today's post. Say anything you'd like, and your name will be entered into a drawing to win an issue of Volume 9 along with my two newest patterns (yet to be released!!)
And be sure to check out other designers' beautiful work at Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9 Blog Tour. See more of the blog tour, and learn how you can win more fun giveaways.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching!