This has been the summer of stitching for me. Almost immediately after finishing my last block for the Doctor Who Stitch Along (it posts on Fandom In Stitches next week…so exciting!), I started thinking about what to stitch next. While digging through some old stencils, I found a bluebonnet I designed ages ago and the lightbulb went on! The bluebonnet idea was doubly perfect, because I was also thinking about what to give my mom for her birthday.
This is the original stencil, created for a class I taught several years ago. I’ve never made this stencil available to the public and it seemed perfect for conversion to hand embroidery.
After stitching my bluebonnet in a variety of stitches, I added simple 2 1/2″ sashing to each side of the white 12 1/2″ square to create a 16 1/2″ block.
The background fabric is Sketch by Timeless Treasure. I have another big project coming in the same fabric soon…Mmmm, can’t wait to share that one! 😉
The simple quilt block became a pretty pillow that I gave to my mom for her birthday which is coming up in just a few days (it was an early present!). She lives in a country house and her decor is green and blue, so…perfect! The pillow is shown here in my own squashy chair.
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Friday, August 2 –Beginning Paper Piecing @ The Stitching Studio, Austin, TX; 9 am – 12 pm
$35 per person online or RSVP to pay cash at the door (cash or check only)
You will receive handout and pattern upon registration.