May for Me Mystery Quilt n Stitch Along
Today is the day!
I am giving you your first stitchery design...
and you have a whole week to complete it :)
Starting next week, you'll get patchwork instructions on Tuesdays,
and stitchery designs on Thursdays.
As most of you guessed,
this wall hanging has something to do with Tulips!
The first stitchery block is tulips.
Here is what mine looks like.
When it is trimmed the bottom row of the stems should be just 1/4" from the bottom so that they catch in the seam allowance. I didn't take photos as I trimmed and I am not showing you any hint of the finish!
(Late night photo taking doesn't work so well, thus the dark image)
Enlarge to see, but I stitched mine using a stem stitch for the stems and backstitch for the petals. (I think I called it straight stitch on the pattern...I am a bit too machine minded sometimes.)
Here is the link to the pattern which includes cutting guidelines:
Here are a couple of useful links to videos if you are new to stitching:
I have started a Flikr group for those that would like to upload photos and share them.
And now, your hint for next week: