Hi and welcome to my second Spelling Bee Saturday. The Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt sew-along is now 20 weeks in and I am this Saturday's guest blogger. I was lucky enough to make the Dog block which does bear a little resemblance to my own little dog Lottie!
For the embroidered features, I used a snippet of Sulky Solvy. It took me a while to love this product - sewing with it in warm weather can be a sticky experience! The more I've used it the more I've enjoyed it, especially the stabilising effect it creates (especially good for a single layer of quilting cotton) as well as it being easy to trace on with a pencil.
The features are embroidered in Aurfil 12wt thread.
This one is joining some of the other picture blocks I've made for a small quilt combining some of Lori's blocks with some picture blocks I have from other projects.
- Dog body: Free Spirit, Eastham by Denyse Schmidt, Fine Plaid in Bitter
- Ears/Tail: Kokka, Lighthearted by Ayumi Takahashi, Dots and Flowers in Brown
- Bandana: Vintage scrap
- Background: Robert Kaufman Essex linen in Natural
The Instagram hashtags for those following along are #SpellingBeeSaturday and #fqsquiltalong