For January's block for the Quilt Block Swap Australia group, my partner, Melody, asked for any block featuring an owl, either pieced, stitched, printed etc. I decided to use this opportunity to try some embroidery... so...
after transforming this -
to this -
I came up with this -
I have to admit - I am in love. In fact, I am umming and ahhing about actually sending it away. Am I crazy? Maybe a little. So, Melody... if you don't like this then please feel free to send it back and I'll happily whip up another owl block for you. Seriously. Seriously. :)
The pattern itself is called Owl Love You and is available for free from Stitchy Britches. As you can see, I used a variety of thread colours to match in with the Delighted by Riley Blake border and, due to my lack of skills, the whole design is completed in back-stitch.
This project was really enjoyable so I am definitely keen to increase my repertoire. As such, I have signed up to Shiny Happy World's Embroidery 101 and am looking forward to receiving the weekly emails introducing me to new stitches. Wish me luck!
I'm off to the post office now to send this lovely away. I really hope you like it Melody.
This week's TGIFF linky party can be found at What a Hoot! so jump on over to check out everyone's awesome finishes. AND... don't forget to come back here next Friday as it's my turn to host. Uh oh... I'd better get a-sewing. ;)