Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Of French knots and feedsacks...
I know you'll think I'm a bit "off" but I finally, finally learned how to make a French knot! I've been embroidering for years and just could never get my fingers around to making the French knot. I might, on occasion, do one by mere luck, but most of the time, I improvised. As of a few days ago, I can do the REAL thing! And as you can see by my little embroidery patch, I did several!
My plan is to make this sweet Feedsack Quilt (from an old Quilting magazine) with approximately 48 six inch blocks of feedsack look-alike or vintage flavored fabrics. However, I want to also incorporate a few embroidered blocks to add a little bit 'o me into the quilt. I'm riding along with Hubby to town today sporting the pick-up and horse trailer -- first and foremost, we're having a bull checked at the vet. I won't go into the details here, but Sweetie Pie will drop me off at the stoplight downtown and I'll hoof my way to the local Tri-State Bakery -- no longer a bakery, but a wonderful cache of fabrics and trims and some local handmade things. I love going. Here is where I'll choose a few vintage-y fabrics to make my blocks. I hope I can contain myself!
(I might even get a Dairy Queen dip cone out of the deal!)