I have read embroiders are optimistic people by nature. They are people who spend hours laboring to create something that will have a lasting presence. I believe this is true. I hope each of you that sew, embroider, or quilt "sign" your pieces. ( I hope if you create something by hand, painting, jewelry, etc. that you sign them as well) They are gifts of your hand and heart.
Each of the crazy quilt blocks I have made for our children has a monogram. There is also a tag on the back with my name.
The first crazy quilt block is done with a padded satin stitch "C" with ribbon embroidery and beads.
The 2nd block is made with tatting and embroidery.
The last one is done using a split stitch for the "C" and decorated with seed stitches, cross stitches, and colonial knots.
1st step: draw your design outline with a dressmaker's chalk.
Using a split stitch, cover the design.
2nd step: Completely cover the design and then add any other embellishment.
The graphic nature of the black fabric and white thread gives the 3rd piece completely different feel.
Until next time...