7/3/15

Slow Stitching on a Hurry-Up Day

There's lots of cooking on the agenda today, not to mention watering, and feeding the starving birds. That didn't stop me from taking the last stitches on the latest block for the Gingerbread Square quilt:


This is the third of nine blocks. Here are the three I've done so far:


The next time I work on this quilt, I'll be doing the gingerbread church:


Next, I traced out some new little ones to work on. First, was Emily's block for the Live, Love, Teach quilt. This is Emily's submission:


The "beta" block I created to trace from doesn't show the many colors of the crayons, and so I'll need to try to make myself a copy with more true colors. My plan is to embroider them in the colors Emily used. I'll satin stitch the ends of the crayons. I've used my own crayons for the dark shading in the center of each crayon. Here is the raw, unstitched block: 


When that one is finished, I'll be catching up on the last two blocks for The Vintage Kitchen. June's block isn't yet stitched, and now July's is out. These are small, however, and so each one can be stitched in one sitting.



So my slow-stitching work is cut out and traced for me. Those will have to wait, however, because I have promises to keep and salads to make before I sleep. (Move over, Robert Frost.)

9 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love seeing the 3 finished blocks side by side - this is going to be stunning. Lots of fun slow stitching to be done. Happy 4th!!

barbara woods said...

love your Christmas stitching, it's beautiful

Christine M said...

Your gingerbread stitching is gorgeous Barb. I love the church one you're going to do next.

gayle said...

Lovely put-your-feet-up-and-enjoy projects!

dq said...

Barbara, I love this quilt so much that I might have to do it. Do you use fabric crayons or paint or what for the colored areas?

gibbygoo56 said...

Beautiful!

Cath said...

I am really loving the coloured stitchery more and more everytime I see pictures of it on your site. It is going to look beautiful when it is done.

quiltzyx said...

The gingerbread stitcheries are so wonderful! It's going to be a fabulous quilt!

Kate said...

The Gingerbread Square blocks are looking so pretty!