Follow Your Bliss Makealong - Inspiration Words

>> Sunday, July 17, 2011

Updated June 2020 to give a new working link to the Inspiration Words.

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 download and print them out right from this post. 

My Follow Your Bliss Making #1

CLICK HERE FOR A new version of this as I the original no longer loads! The girl is smaller in the new one, but you could also changeup the size of the figure on yours.

FYB Inspiration Words

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.

You can load pictures of your treasures and process pictures to the Follow Your Bliss flickr pool. or use #fybmakealong in your posts to social media.

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

With Joy,
Sarah Vee

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Unknown 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...


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