So I’m reading a few of my favorite blogs the other night, and I ran across something that sounded cute — “Betsy’s Closet”. I’m thinking its vintage clothing or something avant-garde. But when I clicked on it, it was a blog for a stitch-a-long.
stitch-a-long – one or more people who get together virtually and share their adventure about the same stitching project they are working on.
And that, is what I stumbled across: Betsy’s Closet in Stitches
I instantly fell in love with the project! I ordered a kit from Brenda Riddle’s (aka the designer) website (Acorn Quilt and Gift Company).
My kit arrived two days after ordering it online. And here’s what I got:
Now, all I have to do is start! I cut the background fabric and started tracing the embroidery designs:
I traced them using my light table. And started tracing the patterns using a mechanical pencil. But I read that using a Micron .01 pen in Brown was another good option. So I tried that too. It definitely shows the pattern/design better (see upper-right block). However, I’m also concerned that my embroidery had better be dead-on accurate or I won’t be able to hide the lines. I also lined each piece with a good quality muslin (or calico). I’ve never done that before and read it was a great technique for embroidered blocks in a quilt.
Everything is all set. I just need some time to work on it! (She didn’t provide that in the kit. ha-ha)