Well, here we are again. It is Sewalong time.
This week we will be sewing Part 1 of the SAL. And here it is.
Part 1 would also make a great little wallhanging all on its own.
You will need a selection of small pieces of fabric plus cotton wadding and embroidery threads.
I always use cotton batting for my stitcheries as I find it is soft and very easy to sew through. (I prefer Mountain Mist White Rose, but that is purely my preference). I place the batting behind my fabric before I begin my stitchery. This is because I can carry all my threads across the back of the design without them showing through to the front, so I don’t have to keep breaking off my thread and re-starting. It saves so much time. I also find the stitchery is easier to handle with batting behind. I use 505 basting spray to baste my batting behind my fabric. This provides a temporary adhesive to hold the two layers together and does not gum up the sewing needle. But, you can also tack the batting if you prefer.
Don’t worry about how we are going to join up the three parts at the end. I will show you how I joined my blocks and batting when we get to part 3.
I have used four different thread colours for my embroidery.
You will need to check into my quilting blog for the next two Fridays to download Parts 2 and 3 of the Valentine Sewalong and remember each part will be published FREE on the blog for one week only. I will not be emailing out any missed parts of the Sewalong once the pattern is removed (after one week). Sorry, but I do not have time and they are the rules! However, if you should miss any parts the pattern will be available to buy in my pattern shop at the beginning of February. If you are worried that you may forget to check into the blog each week may I suggest that you sign up for the email newsletter (top right hand side bar) and you will automatically receive an email whenever I add a new post.
Part One is no longer available FREE