Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Retro-ing along

I just realised it's been several days since I've posted, and I don't seem to have shared by latest Retro Nine Patch block.

I started doing the purple inner flower in backstitch, same as everything else, but with my smaller scale it was just too crowded and didn't look any good at all so I decided to do it in lazy dazy stitch.  When it came time to do the leaves, I didn't even consider backstitch.  It does mean that I've lost the nice sharp points that Lyn drew into the design, but then looking back over the first two blocks, the leaves on them are curved anyway.

I'm rather happy with the way it looks, but I'm not sure how the looser stitches will hold up... I'd been considering making a dolls quilt out of this for my little girl when she's old enough.  Little girls have a habit of dragging things like this around the house ;)  I guess I'll just have to teach her some respect for beautiful things!

Speaking of beautiful things, Margaret at A Little Bit of Kaos is having a give-away for a patchwork book....She's even posting internationally!  Go over, read her wonderful blog and leave a comment on her giveaway post to be in the running!  Margaret is the one who got me into the world of craft blogging and I've never looked back since!

1 comment:

  1. The lazy daisy stitch is a legitimate embroidery stitch. I don't see it as a loser stitch. It looks perfect there!



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