Thursday, May 28, 2015
I'm taking a little break from Crazy Quilt Blocks. I need to piece more blocks and have not been able to make the time to focus on that step in the process.
We had a short trip on The Crazy Train again. That has evened out, but I needed what I call mindless stitching to keep my mind and hands occupied so this is what I have been doing.
My daughter accessorizes her wall decor with old keys and locks. When thumbing through an issue of Quilts and More, I noticed a quilt on the cover made of blocks with keys appliqued on each one. Originally, that was the process I was going to use. Then, that thought developed into blocks with keys and locks embroidered on each one.
In my version, each block is 6 x 12. I have patterned fabric with keys and locks on it and some other fabrics that compliment it. My design will incorporate a mixture of those fabrics and the embroidered blocks. All stitching is in the stem stitch using 2 threads of floss.
I have to tell you that I don't know what I am doing because I have never made a quilt before, but I am confident that when it comes time to put it all together, it will all come together nicely. It will be about the size of a twin size so she can use it in the living room as a throw.
One thing that I have learned is that I really like using 6 strand floss as opposed to pearle cotton. I have been gifted a HUGE amount of flosses from a very good blog friend and THANK Beth so much for the gift.