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Embroidery Sampler: Block #8

Welcome back to our weekly Embroidery block to accompany our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along. If you would like info on previous blocks, our supplies or general start and embroidery info, scroll back to the previous embroidery posts. The easiest way to do that is to search the word “embroidery” in our search box. CLICK HERE to download our free embroidery sheet that you can transfer to the fabric of your choice. THE FLYING GEESE BLOCK This week Sophie and I picked the Fly Stitch to represent the flying geese blocks. The Fly Stitch is quick, easy, and the points really give the illusion of a flying geese block. Sophie and I started by just marking a dot for each of the three points of the stitch. We found that this was enough to guide us with spacing and was faster and more accurate than drawing the full &#8220…

Stitchery Sampler Sew Along: Block #8

Welcome back to Block #8 info for our STITCHERY SAMPLER SEW ALONG. If you need background information, please click HERE or HERE. BLOCK #8 INFO & VIDEO This block is our FLYING GEESE block, and the most basic example of my favorite SEW AND FLIP method… I know you might be gettting tired of this method but I really think that perfecting it is worth it since you can use it as a basic building block of SO MANY different blocks. I have a couple of hints to share with you guys about being successful with this block on the video so check it out! CLICK HERE for the VIDEO. Happy Sewing! Follow us on Instagram HERE: For some special INSTAGRAM ONLY SEW ALONG GIVEAWAYS throughout the project for the upcoming weeks. Come join us in our Facebook Group: Fig Tree Quilts Friends HERE to see us work on…

Embroidery Sew Along: Block #7

Welcome back to our weekly Embroidery block to accompany our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along. If you would like info on previous blocks, our supplies or general start and embroidery info, scroll back to the previous embroidery posts… CLICK HERE to download our free embroidery sheet that you can transfer to the fabric of your choice. THE CROSS STITCH BLOCK To represent this week’s Stitches Block, we wanted a stitch that would replicate the cross stitch shape, but not look similar to the Clover Block from Week 2. As we started investigating different embroidery stitches to use, I thought of doing the stem stitch, which I have been using to represent the sashing between blocks. Sophie and I both tried it out, and the blocks seemed to be missing a bit of sparkle. We did some more research and discovered the Lattice fill stitch. We thought it was…

Stitchery Sampler Sew Along: Block #7

Welcome back to Block #7 info for our STITCHERY SAMPLER SEW ALONG. If you need background information, please click HERE or HERE. BLOCK #7 INFO & VIDEO This block is our CROSS STITCH block, and another chance to perfect our SEW AND FLIP method… the one that I talk about all the time in so many of my patterns.. you guys are really going to be experts at this once we are done here! I have a couple of KEY HINTS to share with you guys about being successful with this block on the video so check it out! CLICK HERE for the VIDEO. Happy Sewing! Follow us on Instagram HERE: For some special INSTAGRAM ONLY SEW ALONG GIVEAWAYS throughout the project for the upcoming weeks. Come join us in our Facebook Group: Fig Tree Quilts Friends HERE to see us work on this sampler together, be encouraged and…

Embroidery Sew Along: Block #6

Welcome back to our weekly Embroidery block to accompany our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along. If you would like info on previous blocks, our supplies or general start and embroidery info, scroll back to the previous embroidery posts… CLICK HERE to download our free embroidery sheet that you can transfer to the fabric of your choice. THE STEM BLOCK This week, we chose to represent The Stem Block with the chain stitch.  We thought the stitch was perfect for both the petals as well as the stem and highlighted the subtle variegation of the Weeks Floss. We stitched our stem as a series of continuous chain stitches using four strands of floss.  After we stitched our stems, we went back and stitched a lazy daisy stitch for each petal using four strands of floss.  Next week, Sophie is off from school on Monday and we plan to watch a movie…

Stitchery Sampler Sew Along: Block #6

Welcome back to Block #6 info for our STITCHERY SAMPLER SEW ALONG. If you need background information, please click HERE or HERE. BLOCK #6 INFO & VIDEO This block is our STEMS block, and a perfect opportunity to really utilize some of my favorite SEW AND FLIP method… the one that I talk about all the time in so many of my patterns. The pattern is pretty straight forward but there are a few HINTS & TIPS that I would love to share. Come on over to YouTube to see my scrappy version and all the things I think you might want to pay attention to. Enjoy! CLICK HERE for the VIDEO. Happy Sewing! Follow us on Instagram HERE: For some special INSTAGRAM ONLY SEW ALONG GIVEAWAYS throughout the project for the upcoming weeks. Come join us in our Facebook Group: Fig Tree Quilts Friends HERE to see us…

Embroidery Sew Along: Block #5

Welcome back to our weekly Embroidery block to accompany our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along. If you would like info on previous blocks, our supplies or general start and embroidery info, scroll back to the previous embroidery posts… CLICK HERE to download our free embroidery sheet that you can transfer to the fabric of your choice [or use one of our starter kits while supplies last]. THE NINE-PATCH BLOCK In our quilt along, we are working on Block #5 this week, our NINE-PATCH block, and for most of us this was a nice simple block after the Hexie! Sophie and Susan looked around several You Tube videos before deciding on the Colonial Knot to represent our Nine Patch blocks for Week 5. A cousin to the French knot, the stitch is made by twisting the thread over top of the needle in a figure 8 method. Susan (a…

CHARM PACK FUN WEEK!

This week coming up… and actually the next week too… we are going to be celebrating the charm pack. Follow along with us to see what we are doing on Instagram and in our Facebook Group to celebrate the humble charm pack… more specifically our FIGS & SHIRTINGS CHARM PACK!! PURPOSE: To have some fun with Figs & Shirtings Charm Packs together. Projects: We are going to feature and work on 4 different projects for you to choose from. Timeline: Kits are now available to purchase in our shop so anyone who is interested in working alongside us can grab their goodies and get them as soon as possible. We will announce more details on when we will add follow up posts soon! Intro Information:  It’s almost the middle of our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along and we thought it might be nice to work…