Sue Spargo has a **Free** BOM program called “Instastitch” going right now that I’m participating in. We’re 7 months into it. She’s doing 2 versions – one in wool and one in denim. No surprise here – I’m doing mine with a more neutral focus. I started with the few Japanese taupe scraps that I have left and added other fabrics. I’m taking a fair bit of liberty with not only the piecing but the embroidery.
It’s the stitching that attracted me to the program in the first place. For years, I’ve been wanting to do a crazy quilt – but not the traditional Victorian type crazy quilt. Thinking back, I think embroidery was probably one of my first crafty LOVES. I can remember as a teenager that I was doing embroidery on denim jackets and denim skirts.
These are my 7 blocks as they are right now. I’ll add at least one more section of embroidery to each block. My plan is to do a line of stitching along one more seam in a crazy quilting type manner. Sharon B, releases a new stitch every Tuesday, called TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) from her web site, Pintangle. I’m planning to challenge myself to use her stitches.