So it’s Wednesday WIP day!
Lots of crosses in my crafty business this week.
First, I’m sure you’ve seen it so I won’t overdo it, I posted my Cross Block Tutorial, and I actually need to finish the quilt for which I actually started the blocks. So that is definitely a major WIP.Next up, my Fierce Quilter’s Bee block for Kitty. Kitty is a new quilter, and she asked us to make blocks inspired by her travels to study European architecture. So here’s the photo I chose:
And here’s the block I made:
I made one little booboo and it irritates me to no end, See the little extra point sticking up on the right side of the cube? Ugh. But Kitty loves it, so that’s all that matters.I’m not usually a cross stitcher. I started a project last year, picked it up again in January, decided I hated it and threw the whole thing out. Seriously. But then. OHHHHHH the prettiness. I saw these awesome cross stitched quilt blocks popping up all over instagram and I HAD to jump in.
So far I have chosen my floss colors, sort of. I just went into JoAnn’s and grabbed one of everything I liked 😉 I had to get enough of the same color to make a gradient for the March block, hence why there are gradients on each color.
And here’s the progress on my January Swoon block just from last night. I actually started two nights ago but scrapped the first attempt completely. It’s been a long time since I’ve cross stitched.
It’s called Quilty Stitches and Little Miss Shabby is the blog in charge.
I think my overall frustration is the lack of instruction provided. LMS hasn’t answered all the multitude of questions in her blog comments at all, which is concerning, but I ended up finding two resources that really helped me out. First is Missouri Mel’s 1/4 and 1/2 stitch instructions at the bottom of this post. And I really preferred the cross stitch instructions found here at Mochimochiland. Now notice all my stitches are going the same direction!
So that’s it for my WIP Wednesday, linking up at freshly pieced!