Birdie Stitches Block #6
I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend filled with lots of friends, food, & fun. We had a nice relaxing weekend–Game night Friday night, Chloe had a game Saturday, & a cookout on Monday. It’s been nice having Chloe home all the time…so far, a little bit more refereeing than usual when it’s just me and Elonie at home. =) That’s to be expected I suppose.
Are you all ready for Block #6?..I love this little typography block…it was one of the first ideas that I had when I was planning this BOM and I think it is just the cutest little thing. =)
Block Construction(All blocks will be constructed in the same manner):
Center square: 8.5″ square
Border Squares: (20) 2.5″ squares
I like to assemble the block before doing the embroidery work–it’s just a little bit easier to hoop it up. Sew together 2 sets of (4) 2.5″ squares–these strips will measure 8.5″long–sew one set to the top and bottom of the 8.5″ center square. Sew the remaining 2.5″ squares into two sets of 6. These will measure 12.5″ long–sew one strip on each side of the block. And Voila! a 12.5″ square block all ready for embroidery. You will find the embroidery pattern below in pdf format.
A couple embroidery notes: I alternated 6 strands of floss & 3 strands of floss for the stitching on this block. I used 3 strands for “Chirp”, “Tweet”, “Grace”, the vine & flowers across the bottom, & the grey flowers. I used 6 strands of floss for everything else. This pattern incorporates a simple back stitch and french knots. Please note, as I used 6 strands of floss I only wrap the needle once for my french knots. I used a water erasable marker to transfer the embroidery pattern onto my fabric–this was done after the block was assembled.
I’d love to see your blocks in the flickr group if you’d like to share. =)