16 February, 2017

"S" Is For Stitch

I saw some precious projects made up with tiny, hand-embroidered, blocks using the patterns from a book by Kristyne Czepuryk: S is for Stitch. Well, of course, I had to take a hand project with me on our recent vacation. I spent many a morning sitting outside on our balcony, happily stitching away one letter at a time. These little blocks finish up at four inches square.
 By the end of our fifteen day cruise I had all of the letters and little pictures done.
The trimmed blocks, ready for setting.
Beginning the setting.
After adding the inner border I thought about adding a strippy-pieced outer border, after auditioning a piece I abandoned that idea; it seemed too strong and distracting. I will add an outer border, in a tone-on-tone turquoise color, I just need to find the right piece. This small quilt measures 30" X 35" right now, before the outer border is added.

This is the little girl version, there is a boy version too; I believe I need to do that one as well!
Now I know my ABCs, next time won't you sing with me?
Life is Good!

11 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

That is going to make such a sweet quilt for a special someone. Your stitching is precious and the setting fabrics are perfect. I hope you find the border fabric that is perfect soon!

Connie the Cootiebug said...

I love your embroidery blocks! I just was in my sewing room looking for my embroidery basket and had a mental block and couldn't find it. I came and sat down and picked up my laptop. First blog I clicked on was yours and there's your embroidery post. Now I'm determined to go find it! That's what I get for sorting and reorganizing -- I can't remember where I put things. The room is small so sooner or later I'm destined to find it. Happy stitching! xo c

jude's page said...

Very cute, good use of sitting around time!

Quiltdivajulie said...

This is just wonderful - I love the colorful plaids with the delicate embroidery.

Laura Sailer said...

I'm glad you posted this ~ I've been wondering where you found the pattern. It's adorable and my fingers are itching to do something like this!! Well done!

Janet O. said...

Downright precious, Mrs. G. Has a very vintage feel to it. Your stitching is beautiful.
Do you have a recipient in mind (or will you be needing my address)? :)

julieQ said...

Oh how cute!! Hey, I have those same fabrics...what a wonderful idea for them!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

S is for Smitten, which is what I am. I wish I'd know about this several years back! My littles aren't so little now . . . .

cityquilter grace said...

adorable project....

LizA. said...

Very cute -- and the perfect take along project.

Tanya said...

What a precious, precious quilt! How smart of you to take your project on a cruise!