I'm moving slowly but at least I'm moving, right! ;) I finally got started on my way on my SKOW this past weekend.
For the center applique/stitchery blocks I'm using Kona white. I always use a light fusible batting on the back of these blocks to provide stability for the stitching and to hide the ends, etc. Here they are all cut, marked and ready to go . . .
So far I've got the appliques done on the first row of blocks. Here they are . . .
Now I'm ready to do the blanket-stitch. I'm using DMC perle cotton for the stitching. Here are the threads I choose to use . . .
I'm hoping to begin stitching these blocks tomorrow. This weekend I'm hoping to get the rest of the applique/stitching blocks ready and then I'll cut all the blocks and strips for the rest of the quilt. I wanted to wait and cut the rest until I see what fabric I'll use on the applique/stitching blocks to make sure the colors blend well and there's a cohesiveness to the quilt. Does that make sense? I hope so! :)
I love all the progress I've been seeing here! You guys are doing an awesome job! Hope I get caught up real quick. Keep your fingers crossed for me! :)
Until next time . . .