I showed you some 'in progress' photos the other day of two of my newest designs and asked which one was your favourite.
The response was overwhelmingly 'both' here on the blog, in emails, on the Elefantz Facebook page, and on Instagram, so I guess I'd better include the two of them inside my May patterns for the Stitchery Club!
Would you like to see the completed stitcheries?
Both are in memory of my Nana whose birthday would have been earlier this week, and thinking of her gave me such pleasure that I wanted to create a few designs inspired by her days as a new bride and young mother in the 30's.
The first is a small embroidery surrounded by faux patchwork squares which are simply appliqued with tiny straight stitches. "Nana's Jug in Patchwork"...
The second uses the applique inside the stitchery. This one is double the size of the design above and features tiny seed beads as the flower centres, which will be sewn in place when I finish the block as a mini quilt.
"Nana's Jug of Posies"...
Both designs feature fabrics from Lecien's new "Retro 30's Child Smile" for the applique - perfect for my Nana-memory projects.
I'll also use these fabrics to border the blocks over the next week or so.
Today I am spending time with my sweet Blossom-girl as we care for little Bob-the-dog. He had an emergency trip to the vet last night but is mending well...will update tomorrow.
Have a blessed day!