Spring sew along~ part 2

Hello!ย  Today I am sharing part 2 of my Spring sew along :).

Last time I shared how you are going to make 5 9-patch squares. If you missed those instructions you can find them here.

Now it is time for the embroidery!ย  You need to cut 4 light squares to embroider on. Cut these at 6 inches square, but they will be trimmed down to 5 inches when you finish embroidering.

Trace one design onto each square using your window or lightbox ( I just used a regular pencil to trace the designs but you can use an erasable pen or whatever you prefer).

You can find the link to the designs here:ย  Click on the red and you will be taken directly to the PDF that you can print off.

Spring sew along 1

spring sew along 2

Back your embroidery design with some light batting or interfacing ( that’s what I prefer, but you don’t need to do that), and place in a small hoop.

Embroider with 2 strands of floss and use a back stitch. ( For the bee’s eyes I used a french knot).

I recently discovered this embroidery floss and I love it!

This floss comes on a spool and I think that is the reason it just doesn’t tangle the way that regular floss can. When I found out that they are really affordable too, I was super excited! You can buy them by the spool or in a color set and I highly recommend them. You can find them by clicking here.

For my embroideries I doubled this thread to get a nice, thick , visible line. ( Seeing as this thread is supposed to be the equivalent of 2 strands of regular embroidery floss, I would suggest that you embroider using 3 or 4 strands of regular floss if that’s what you are going to use).

 

 

After you finish embroidering, press your blocks and trim them to 5 inches square.

I think that’s enough “homework” for this week…see you next week to get the instructions for part 3…guess I better get to figuring out “part 3”ย  ;).

Until next time~happy creating!

Monique

 

23 thoughts on “Spring sew along~ part 2

    1. I like that combo too. And I find it works great to do some embroidery at night while watching tv with hubby. The designs really don’t take long and maybe I will give you all 2 weeks to get this step done….and give myself time to come up with the next step ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. I have my 9-patches done. For Mother’s Day, my son is buying a lightbox for me so I won’t have to use the sliding glass door and the sun. It is a cutterpillar. I am so excited! This will be my first project with the new lightbox!!!!

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  2. Love this project๐Ÿ’“ started right away, so much fun, easy and relaxing. Found some matching fabric scraps from many years ago. They worked happily. Thank you for this great spring project.

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