I am just dying to know what you're all going to be doing. All the gorgeous stuff is going to be too much to bear! You will be pleased to know that I have been a busy little beaver trying out a block, just to make sure this is not all going to end in tears before bedtime. And I can tell you, as a total beginner, it's no problem.
I traced the pattern with dots on to my fabric.
I watched the colonial knot tutorial on YouTube a zillion times (link on my ABC BOW page). I backstitched my letters. I overstitched my ant.
My purple pattern vanished before my eyes. I gave it a good press. I sewed on the fabric.
And then it was done. It took me about 2 hours, but that included a lot of faffing around checking out how to do the stitching. I think I'll get quicker.
What have I learned?
- This is a great little project to potter on in front of tv in the evening with no roar of the machine.
- You need good light though.
- Knots on the back are fine. In fact no one sees the back!
- 4" embroidery hoops are the cutest.
What do you think? I think it is soooo cute, even if I do say so myself! Get stitching on yours, so we can see them next week.
Now link up, quilty people, to show us what you have chosen for your ABC quilt design and fabric (I'm a bit worried I'm going to have fabric envy!). Remember to link your post, not your whole blog, and go and give some comment love to your quilt-a-long comrades! I'll keep the link open until next week.
If you don't have a blog, leave a comment telling us your progress and link to Flickr or other photos if you have them.
I. Can't. Wait!