When I got the pattern and was deciding how to do it, I chose to go with the embroidered version. I do love embroidery! I also chose to use fabrics by Kim Diehl that I've been collecting.
In tracing the embroidery, I use a red Frixion pen, because it's heat erasable. I'm a messy tracer and wanted the lines to disappear when I was done.
I always cut my block larger than needed, and pink the edges to reduce fraying. I then add a fusible non-woven interfacing so my floss doesn't show through to the front - and it's just easier to handle.
After stitching, I trimmed the block down, using painter's tape to mark a square on my ruler [it's the only ruler I have], making a "window" so I could center the block.
For the flying geese [my first one ever!!!] I followed Jacquelynne's tutorial, here: Flying Geese Tutorial
I discovered that I had to stitch just below the line I made - I can't stitch directly on the line, but next to it toward the outside corner that I'll be cutting off. Not sure if you can see it in this picture:
When I did that, it lined up perfectly!
Very happy with that! The rest of the block was so easy, and I am a terrible piecer, lol!
I ended my block with log cabin style strips [sorry, forgot to take a picture of that], as I had a slightly different vision for the finished piece. I stitched a strip to the right side, bottom, left side, then top, and set it aside waiting for block 2!
Now, the moment you've been waiting for, the give-aways! The prize this month is an Olfa Pack, how cool is that!
Simply leave me a comment, with your email, to be in the running for this give-away. (click on "comments" at the end of this post to leave one).
The give-away is open to U.S. and Canadian residents for the Olfa pack, international winners will receive an alternate prize. One prize per person per give-away.
The give-away ends on Sunday, August 11th at midnight.
(Please be sure that I can contact you immediately through your blog account, or be sure to include your email in your comment. If I choose your name but cannot contact you immediately, I will have to choose another winner. If I do not receive a response from you within 48 hours, I will have to choose another winner.)
Ok, that's the give-away on my blog, but you can also enter at the other blogs!! Here's a list, go visit!!! Click on each name to visit:
Are you a member of Jacquelynne's Facebook group? Great fun, and you can post pictures of your blocks there! You can join here: Sew Quilty Friends
Whew, that's a long post - and now that it's done I need to get stitching for my Applique Club's September designs! I wish you well in the give-aways, as always be blessed, be happy! See you soon!
EDIT: Most of you are coming up as no-reply bloggers, I have no way to contact you if you win. Please put your email in your comment, in this format -(example) allieoopsdesigns (at) gmail (dot) com