Weekend Stitching

Last Wednesday I tweaked my back. I am prone to this because I have degenerative disk disease in my spine – lucky me. Anyways, this means that there was no way I could sit at my machine and sew, especially since my sewing project currently consists of my mom’s super heavy purple quilt.  So instead of sewing at my machine I busted out my favorite crazy block. I designed my very own embroidery design, turned it into an iron transfer and stitched it up. I have totally fallen in love!

Making your own iron on transfer is seriously easy if you have the right tools, I will do a tute for this at some point!

I am in love with where this block is headed. In case you are wondering what this is for and why I’m making it, I will tell you. It is for me, it will eventually be bound and will live in my sewing room as inspirational quilting art. I started this little project to learn some embroidery stitches before busting into my really nice stash of crazy quilting fabrics. So far I am really pleased but there is a lot more embellishment that I want to do.

You still have until Wednesday to link up for August’s goal party for A Lovely Year of Finishes, so make sure you get on that!

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10 Responses to Weekend Stitching

  1. Kiera says:

    Looks great Melilssa! I love hand embroidery with quilting. Hope your back feels better soon….I’ve had back problems in the past…they suck!! Feel better soon!

  2. BillieBee says:

    This is so cute, free, and happy looking.

  3. Katy says:

    Boo to bad backs, but yay to finding alternative projects!

  4. Carrie P. says:

    fun block. I look forward to seeing how you make a transfer.
    hope you are feeling better soon.

  5. those fabrics look crazy to me… its lovely, I joined a crazy quilt group to play with fabric like this.

  6. Susan says:

    Your embellishing is looking good!

  7. Ella says:

    It’s lovely! I hope your back heals quickly!

  8. Jeifner says:

    Oh man, your poor back. I’m impressed you get so much done. Your mom’s quilt is looking great. It’ll be nice to see more embroidery and transfers.

  9. Lisa L. says:

    I just LOVE this little bee!!! SO very cute! 🙂

  10. CeLynn says:

    I know all about the bad back thing (Rotoscoliosis) so I feel your pain there. On the up side,LoVe your crazy quilt block!!

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