Thursday, October 20, 2011

Applique Thursday 10/20/2011

Another Baltimore Album block completed this week, I finished the basic sewing several weeks ago but took a while to complete as I had to do some embroidery on it for the stems.  I like how it turned out and it was nice to know that I have not forgotten my embroidery skills after all these years!!   I have been through the gauntlet of needlework in the past, embroidery, crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch and now quilting.  For some reason quilting has stuck with me for the past 10 years and I am just loving every minute of it.  Now I get to bring in embroidery?  Yes.....the perfect combination of hand work.  The only thing missing are the french knots, the block calls for 5-7 on each red strawberry but I have never really been able to do french knots well so I am very leery about trying them and messing up the block.