Saturday, March 11, 2017

SAL in March

So apparently after that burst of productivity at the end of February I needed a break! There hasn't been a lot of piecing yet but I have made significant progress on the Loving Moonlight embroidery.


Of course you always have to begin at the beginning.


This design is composed of nearly all straight stitches. At this stage you can see I put in a few French knots, probably because I had enough thread in the needle to do the job at the time. ;- )


Eventually I got all the leaves on the trees and the couple sitting on the bench.


Now all that remains are some flower stems and heads and a handful of additional stars. I might have to add a bit more to that smaller tree on the left hand side since I'm planning to use this as a 6" square in the wedding quilt and not frame it in an embroidery hoop as shown on the pattern package. It might look odd left the way it is. I think I can leave the trunk implied, not completed, on the right hand side.

This is just about all I've worked on since the last SAL post. Literally. I hope to get to work on the blocks for the wedding quilt very soon. Time is running out if I want to get the quilt to the bridal couple for the wedding reception!

To see what everyone else has been working on for the last three weeks you should be able to simply click on their names below. We'll be back again on 2 April. :- )


16 comments:

gayle said...

It's such a sweet little scene! Perfect for a wedding quilt.

Nancy J said...

This is so beautiful, and for a wedding gift, perfect.

Kate Chiconi said...

I really love this, the colours and the way the branches and leaves are achieved. It's delicate and pretty and I'm really looking forward to seeing how you integrate it into the quilt :-)

thetialys said...

What a lovely image to work on Sue - it's going to be lovely.

aslightobsessionwithbooks said...

Wow, that's amazing!

claire93 said...

really pretty

rutigt said...

Love the embroidery! And I agree with you about the left tree!

livinginrapidcity said...

This is going to be lovely in the wedding quilt Sue!

Cindy said...

This is great. I think the happy couple will love the quilt with this on it.

thecraftycreek.com said...

Looks lovely, beautifully stitched. What did you use to transfer the design onto black fabric?

Hillview Embroidery My Stitching Journey said...

What an interesting design! I love it, and I'm always amazed at what you can do with seemingly simple stitches. Good luck getting the quilt finished!

sewingbesidethesea said...

It's a lovely design. I hope you can get it finished in time :-)

annelawson said...

It is going to be a lovely gift, Sue, and this hand-embroided panel will make it even more treasured.

Sew Rosey said...

So cute, I love it

Wendy said...

oh that's so lovely!

desertskyquilts said...

That is a gorgeous pattern! Well executed, too. Just lovely, Sue.