Are you ready for this?
Did you get your Block 1 finished yet?
I know some of you did. I know some of you are very close to finished.
And just in time . . . because here’s Block 2!
For the plain version, I used just one color of thread, three strands of floss (you’ll need at least 2 skeins), and used only two stitches: Outline Stitch and French Knots (see links below for help with these stitches).
For the fancy version, again I used 8 thread colors, matched to the fabrics I’m making my quilt out of. You’ll need at least 1 skein of each color and possibly more of the greens for this block. I used three strands for this block as well.
Stitches that I used in the fancy block are as follows:
If you click on the name of each stitch, it links to a post or video on how to do that particular stitch, just in case you need to refer to them.
And remember, you do not have to use the same stitches and fills that I did. Get creative, and do whatever you’re comfortable with.
On the printed pattern, you will see black lines and red lines, just like last time. If you’re doing the plain version, you’ll only need the black lines.
If you’re doing the fancy version, you may also need some of the red lines. It’s possible that you won’t need to actually trace the red lines, but just refer to them for placement as you’re doing your fills. It’s up to you and how comfortable you feel sewing without the lines.
Here’s the download: Hazel’s Summer Wildflowers, Block 2
For more information, you can refer back to the post for Block 1 for links to how to trace off your block pattern onto the fabric or for the embroidery lesson sites.
And I’ll be back sometime next week (or thereabouts) with the bonus project for Block 2. Stay tuned!