Are you excited about starting a new block in My Scrappy Vintage Kitchen stitch-along?
Block 2 is 'Oven Helpers' for where would we be as bakers without a few oven mitts, and hopefully the very pretty kind.
The full pattern for My Scrappy Vintage Kitchen is HERE in my Etsy Shop
As I mentioned when sharing Block 1, this version of Vintage Kitchen is a bit different from the original redwork version from 2015 because I've added a lot more detail to the little blocks as well as bringing beautiful colours into play and using more stitch variety.
'Oven Helpers' includes a mix of backstitch, colonial knots, lazy daisy, chain stitch, cross stitch, running stitch and stem stitch.
Now, if you're really hesitant about engaging with that number of different embroidery stitches feel free to backstitch everything. It matter a great deal to me that you ENJOY what you stitch and have a sense of confidence and accomplishment as you take this design and make it your own.
All nine blocks in this project are bordered into a 'bright hopes' quilt block and when complete we'll bring everything together as a pretty wall quilt.
Did you complete block 1 and frame it inside a Bright Hopes patchwork block?
If you missed the tutorial for this it was here with the block 1 blog post
At the moment I'm in the final stages of hand quilting the blocks and then I can start on the borders.
The quilt top has been hand basted and I keep those large basting stitches in place until all the hand quilting is complete.
I find hand quilting very soothing, do you?
I think having all the stitcheries inside a 'bright hopes' block adds to the vintage feel overall. For a while I'd considered doing nine different patchwork blocks but decided against it as in this project the embroideries are the stars, and the final block settings are only there to enhance them.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, make His face to shine upon you and bring you peace.
Have a wonderful weekend!