Have I mentioned how excited I am to be back in one of Rachel from Stitched in Color's classes? I think I have! : ) We have moved on to the embroidery portion of the program! I would say I'm about half done (the undone part is on the back of the chair : ) We are embroidering satin-stitch "jewels" and running stitch half square triangles.
|Embroidery so far!|
I started the embroidery part of this project on a recent business trip to Europe, and it's a good thing I had so much time on airplanes because as Rachel said this is a looooooooong project. I'm still hoping to get this part done in time to add the next section of the quilt next week!
|close up of jewel|
I have to say that the satin stitch jewels have been the most difficult and taken the longest. The running stitch triangles are taking me about 15-20 minutes each. The satin stitch jewels take about an hour each, but the 1st one took me 2 hours!
I decided not to add the running stitches separating the corners of the jewel like you see in gray on the orange jewel in Rachel's embroidery below. So I just created the mitered corners with the satin stitch. I also outlined them (in back stitch) in their satin stitch color instead of an alternate color like Rachel did.
|Rachel of Stitched in Color's Embroidery|
I hope you'll be as anxious as I am to see the progress each week! : )