Today is Day 15 of our Lockdown, staying home as we should, and keeping ourselves occupied. It was time to roll the dice again, bringing up number 5. Which is a bag of stitchery blocks which I did some years ago, and they have been residing in a bag all this time. “Under the Sea” was a Block of the Month stitchery designed by Willowberry Designs in 2010. I had the patterns enlarged at the copy shop, and used Perle No 5 threads. After stitching, the designs were highlighted with fabric pens.
Nine stitchery blocks
Gemma is helping
The first job was to trim the blocks up, and cut the sashing strips. Then decide how to arrange them, laying the blocks across the top of the bed. Once again, Gemma came to help by holding the blocks down. After all, what if those fish try to escape? She’s keeping an eye on them for me, she thinks.
Helping some more
Hopefully I’ll assemble the top in the next day or two, so that will be a job well done. Perhaps I’ll be able to layer and pin the quilt together this week too, I’ll see how it goes. Must allow a bit of time to work on my blue Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks too.
Do hope everyone is staying inside, keeping safe, and enjoying their stitching time. Without any social engagements the days just run into each other, don’t they? But we will be patient, making the most of this extra time at home.