Monday, July 10, 2017

Hocuspocusville - Block 1

I love hand embroidery. I love Halloween. I love quilts. 

I've wanted this pattern for awhile. I don't remember when I bought the pattern but it sat in my stash for awhile because I couldn't decide on background fabric or floss colors.  I decided to quit overthinking it and go with a medium grey fabric and neon embroidery floss in a handful of colors. I need to take a better picture though. As I said the fabric is a medium grey and I went with bright neon orange for block 1. I was thinking of using a glow-in-the-dark floss for the signs or at least the writing on the signs. I need to do a bit of shopping for glow-in-the-dark floss to see what colors are available. Not sure what I want for the writing but I would like some glow yellow for the pumpkin eyes.

I'm really enjoying working on this project when I just want to sit and relax and watch a movie. Hand embroidery is great for those times when you want to keep your hands busy but you don't want to do anything that requires thinking or math. It's even better when you don't have to change floss colors.

This is block 1 and if I decide to go with the layout in the pattern it will be in the upper left corner. I don't mind having the blocks around a center design but I doubt I will go with the on point 9 patches in the center. I might go simple with a fun Halloween fabric panel or create my own applique design for the center.



Yep--not sure about that center--that is where my eyes go--not to all the detailed embroidery blocks around it--!!! Like your first block so far--
enjoy the moments, di