Saturday, March 10, 2012

First Clover and Violet Garden Steps Quilt Block

So there it is!  All hand embroidered and everything.  My hand stitching is not the best, but it looks good in a  folk art kind of way.

Fortunately we will only get one small bit of embroidery every few weeks for this quilt-along.  I have no idea what I'm doing despite watching some videos on embroidery stitches to get ready.  My stitches came out nothing like the ones in the video.  Close enough for me, though.

This is a whole new experience for me.  I've never had to work this hard at keeping all the pieces in order when quilting.  The fat quarters get used with only an average of one inch or less off the ends!  Not much room for error here!
As you can tell from the fabric piles on the floor at the top of the above picture and the unbelievable mess on the other side of the table in this picture:
I'm not the neatest worker. (It's just my craft room that looks like this. Really! I swear!)   I'm gonna have to clean it up tomorrow so that I can put together the rest of the blocks.  Doing a block every few weeks leaves me way too much time to get everything mixed up.


  1. It came out great! Everybody's workspace is supposed to look like that when they're working - it means you're concentrating, lol!

  2. Great job! I'm working on my embroidery too, but not finished yet. Maybe I'll have it done later today. Love your fabric choices too. The hardest part for me is the waiting.....:)

  3. Great block.Love your fabrics!

  4. Congrats on finishing the first block, lovely :)

  5. Great job for the first block...lovely fabrics!!

  6. It looks like GREAT!!!!
    Love your fabric's colour and your embrodery ^__^

  7. Love it! Great embroidery on your first one!

  8. How I have enjoyed perusing many of your posts and seeing the beautiful projects you have completed/working on. Such a talented lady!

    So nice stopping by to visit with you!
    Kindly, Lorraine