Thursday, May 19, 2011

A little something

I've had a little bit of time to start working on my Criss Cross Quilt and ran into an unexpected, but fun, challenge. The Whimsy charm packs included 4 squares of a creamy near-solid print that I had to figure out how deal with. I decided that they would be perfect for a little bit of embroidery.

blocks ready for embroidery
I went ahead and pieced the blocks first (a la Little Miss Shabby).

Then I looked to the fabric for inspiration for my designs.

Whimsy vintage milk
Initially, I was thinking that I'd just grab a couple of the designs and embroider them. But then I noticed this print:

Whimsy words
The words that are colored are the ones that are featured in the fabric drawings. But then there are all of those other words... why not use them to inspire my own drawings? So I looked to the Internet for some visual inspiration to get me going, did some sketching (LOTS of trial and error was involved for each... I was trying really hard to kind of keep the vintage flavor of the drawings in the fabric) and now I have my designs all set:

my design sketches
I'm excited because I think these will really add a little something to the quilt and make it special.

Time to do some embroidery!


  1. You are a way better drawer then me :) I can't wait to see it when it is done!

  2. I wish I had your drawing skills. I think that this is going to be fantastic when it is done. :)

  3. That's fabulous! You are so creative. Your quilt will be one of a kind!

  4. Brilliant! I can't wait to see how wonderful this quilt is going to be.

  5. I cannot wait to see your finished product!!

  6. this is going to be a very cute quilt. I love your scratching cat.