This month’s block for the Teacups quilt along is an embroidered block. The quilt along is a mixed techniques one, so I am throwing in some handwork. This was mainly due to the complexity of the design I wanted for the sugar and creamer, more delicate and intricate. If you haven’t joined us for this quilt along, it isn’t too late to start, just click on Teacups Quilt Along for all the posts with the block downloads, book reference or instructions. The other blocks so far are paper pieced, regular pieced, and applique featuring mostly teacups, with a milk jug and a teapot so far. The upside is I have something to keep my hands busy while watching TV on Sunday. Here is where I left off on the day of the block reveal.
Working with the darkest green first, I outlined the sugar bowl.
I wanted to do the center in a slightly lighter color to create depth.
After I did it, I realized that the value should have been lighter. It is hard to tell that the center stitching is different from the edges, there wasn’t enough of a value change.
Oh well, I’m not taking it out. So, on to the purple flowers.
Lazy daisy stitches complete the flowers on the sugar bowl and lid. Since I still had purple thread left, I began the flowers on the creamer.
So this is my progress so far. Hopefully, today, I can polish off the creamer outline, put in the yellow flower centers, and it will be done. Just in time to go find the next block and get it made for next month’s reveal.
I will be linking up today with Slow Sunday Stitching. Are you working on any handwork?