On Sunday I shared my idea for combining some blue and white hand-pieced blocks and some blue embroidery I've been doing, and yesterday I finished the first embroidery block. I'm really liking how this is turning out - I think it's going to work!
Embroidery block with HST border:
And here's how the row would look when three blocks are sewn together!
I also finished all of the machine quilting going in one direction across my Tiny Tuesday quilt and started quilting in the other direction to create the curved cross-hatch design, and I like it! You can see the design starting to emerge in this photo -
I really appreciate and enjoy when designers share patterns and quilt alongs with us for free online! I've decided to join in with the National Embroidery Month stitch along at Crabapple Hill Studios. I printed the design and directions yesterday. (I can't seem to find the link to this project at Crabapple Hill, but take a look at this post from Barbara at Cat Patches - scroll down a little and you'll see she has the link and also shows what she made last year during the month of February.)
It might require learning some new stitches, but I'll enjoy that!
When I'm not sewing, I've been enjoying this book:
It's a Depression-era historical fiction novel about some kids who have travel through Minnesota on their own. Although there are parts that are tough to read, I really like William Kent Krueger's writing, so it has been one I can't put down.
And I also really liked this quote from Martin Luther King that I saw this week!
I liked these ideas a lot!
Hope you're having a great week!