In just about 10 days I am teaching a beginning embroidery class at one of my very favorite yarn/fabric shops, Darn Knit Anyway in Stillwater MN. This is our sample project for the 5 stitches we will learn in class. I thought it would be fun to do a “cheater” crazy quilt block. The block is 8 inches square and is Spoonflower printed fabric. I printed tiny white dots right on the design so that you can basically “connect the dots” with the various stitches and the dots will help you keep everything evenly spaced and remember where to put your needle. I made 3 different colorways (because why not?!) and the embroidery 2 class will have matching blocks with 5 new stitches to learn. For this block we will do running stitch (and some variations), chain stitch & lazy daisy, back stitch, chinese knots and cross stitch. Embroidery 2 is couching, satin stitch, blanket/buttonhole, fly stitch and feather stitch.
I stitched some polkadotted batik fabric around the edge of my sample and it’s now ready to be a pillow […]