Friday, February 14, 2014

Embroidered Quilt

Hi All!

    This week I have finally started my new embroidery project. It has taken me a bit to get into it. This quilt has been a bit different than others that I have skipping steps! I have a confession...Hello my name is Natasha and I don't like reading directions or following rules! I know for a fact that there are more of you out there, don't worry your secret is safe with me.

     It is amazing how "routine" quilting can be. I get comfortable doing what I know and shy away from a challenge. Cutting, piecing and sewing is so second nature that it doesn't even faze me anymore. Then this quilt came across my desk and I actually started to worry that I maybe bit off more than I could chew. I had to think about it for a bit and then give myself a lecture. steps, just look at this project one step at a time. First prep the hoop, next prep your fabric. Then look only at the blocks one at a time. Once I did these steps I fell right into the project and it just came. Confidence back firmly in place and just raring to go!

This quilt is called Gypsy from Sharon Schamber.

Photos from Sharon's website

    As you can see the quilt is stunning. I have already learned so much from just the few steps I have done. It has been a good reminder to stretch out and step out of my comfort zone. Be understanding that it is ok to make mistakes as long as I learn from those mistakes! Won't be the last time they happen.

  Here are the photos of the blocks I have made:

Have a great weekend!

PS: Watch for a Demo day on the Gypsy Quilt at The Cloth Castle coming soon.

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