Saturday, September 22, 2012
Merry Merry Snowman - Block 2
Each block comes with just enough of the fabrics needed to make it. For the upper light colored fleur-de-lis, I cut that piece a 1/2" too small on one side. I went to the fabric store for a new piece of fabric, and cut that one with the fleur-de-lis' going the wrong direction! Aye! Instead of driving back to the store, I cut that piece in half and pieced it so they went the right way.
The reindeer (ear, tail, antlers), bird, sleigh, snowmen, present, scarves, sign, purse, hats are all applique. There were many evenings watching tv hand embroidering snowman arms, reins, purse strap, noses, eyes, and sign text. For this block I learned how to do a slip stitch and chain stitch. Thank goodness for YouTube video tutorials!
Now, on to block 3....................