Follow Your Bliss Makealong - Inspiration Words

>> Sunday, July 17, 2011




Ready, Set, Stitch!

Welcome to the beginning of the Follow Your Bliss Makealong!

I hope you enjoy the journey. Use what you want, share what you make, check out what other people create too.

To start I have put up the Inspiration Words. You can print them out right from this post. They are all the way at the bottom:)
Click on the image and it should take you into the document where you can then select to print it.

My Follow Your Bliss Making #1


I traced the words onto a 10 x 10 piece of light blue cotton fabric and used some of Granny's embroidery floss to stitch the words.

You can stitch the words too or use them to inspire another creation.
{My second makealong piece will use these words cut out of fabric on a larger wallhanging.}

**If you want to makealong with me and not do the embroidery, you can use a 12 inch quilt block in place of the stitching panel. I will be adding a small border, then some quilt blocks around it next**


If you are new to embroidery, have no fear! There are lots of resources out there to help you make pretty stitches. For these words, I used a very common/popular/simple stitch called the Stem Stitch. I was introduced to it with Pat Sloan's Happiness Key Mystery quilt. {Which I'm not done stitching yet!}

Here are 3 links to embroidery stitches for you:

Pat Sloan's Stem Stitch video

Bari J.'s newest blog, we love french knots, where she is starting to show how-to videos for different stitches

Sharon Boggon's stitch dictionary

Please feel free to add more links in the comments if you have a favourite embroidery blog or video to share.





If you have any problems downloading the pdf, send me an email and I will try and help:)

If you would like me to add your blog to the Follow Your Bliss blog roll in my sidebar, simply leave a comment or email me with your main blog address.

If you don't have a blog, please feel free to email me photos of your makings and I will post them here.

You can load pictures of your treasures and process pictures to the Follow Your Bliss flickr pool.

I will share more of my process this week and host a linkup too.

With Joy,
Sarah Vee

1 comments:

Sharon July 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM  

Hi Sarah I am going to do your bliss follow along and here is another site for your viewers to go to. This is Mary Corbetts site and she has stitch videos you can look at... http://www.needlenthread.com/

Sharon
sgriff57@comcast.net

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