Posts Written On September 03, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Redwork Quilt Block #4

It’s been quite awhile since I posted an Alice block. I have so many different projects going on right now, it doesn’t seem like much progress is being made on any of them. Thankfully, Alice’s face on this block went pretty smoothly and I didn’t have to do the normal unpicking and re-stitching. I am still thinking of using an alternate pieced block, but I haven’t decided on a pattern yet — it’s much harder to design a quilt with rectangular blocks.

This is my favorite type of embroidery — outline stitch with one stand of floss and a complex design. Vintage children’s book illustrations are my favorite source of designs. Although I love collecting and sharing vintage transfers and embroidery patterns, for some strange reason I rarely use them in my own work.

UPDATE:  Thank you, Shasta, for pointing out that I forgot to embroider one of the lines on Alice’s arm.  I might never have noticed that 🙂