I’ve made some progress on my March UFO project. If you remember, I’m working on the alphabet portion of The Quilt Show’s 2014 BOM, A-Z for Ewe and Me. I’ve put together several groups of letters, and now I have to complete some applique stitching in order to finish the remainder of the groups.
As I was looking at the photo above, I noticed how drawn-in the letter “Q” is. Any idea why? Because I forgot to use a stabilizer on the back while I was stitching around the letter. You can really see the difference when you compare it to the letter “S” below. If you want to learn more about using stabilizers check out my tutorial on applique stitches.
How are YOU doing on your UFO for this month? There’s just one week left in March to get it finished! I’ll be posting the link-up on March 31st, so we can share our projects. This month’s prizes (there are two) will be a layer cake of Scrumptious by Bonnie & Camille for Moda and a bundle of goodies including an Embroidery Pocket Guide, Drunkard’s Path Bloc-Loc ruler and a mini charm pack.
I’ve also been working on my Splendid Sampler blocks. I’ll tell you, anything that requires embroidery brings me to a dead halt. It’s a skill that I’m not proficient at, and I find that I have to learn all over again every time I give it a try. So, I watched a few YouTube videos and I bought a small embroidery hoop today, so I have no more excuses!
I finished the March block for the Sugar Block Club BOM. I LOVE this block! And boy was I surprised when I looked at the pattern and saw that it was an orange peel block that is the smitten image of my new logo design! How cool is that? I used the same color fabrics that are in the logo, and I love how it turned out.
When I was working on the logo with my graphic designer, Tori from Tori Grant Designs, I told her how much I liked the orange peel pattern. She was so great to work with, and she incorporated my preferences so well! If you’re looking for that type of work, I highly recommend her.
I hope your weekend is full of Easter delights!