I forgot to tell you that I finished another RPE block the other day and so I took a photo of it to show you too.
I am enjoying my embroidery work and have also finished another of the children for that quilt. That makes 2 down 7 to go!
I love how she turned out too. I was going to do the dress in red, but I think it was too harsh for her so chose a deep pink. This is the next one in that series that I will be working on.
You know that bird just has to be blue right?? He will be on hold until I can work on the mermaid embroidery for the doll quilt I am making for the auction is done. I have her all traced and ready to stitch but wanted to finish my little girl first. Now I have no excuse not to work on her. I think she will take some time but am excited to work on her. Then I will figure out how large to cut the fabric she is on to make the quilt I want to do. It will be her on some white for about 3/4 of the quilt. Then I am planning on making 2 lines of various blue zig zags to simulate water with some more white on top. I was inspired by this quilt I saw on Flickr. I thought I had shown you the mermaid but I guess I have not! Will take a pic tonight and share soon.
I got the chenille blanket cut and handed off to PTM for binding last night. This is what it looks like after it is cut and before it is bound.
I have had several of you ask about how to do this. If enough people express an interest I can put a tutorial together to show you how exactly, to do it. I have already written up the directions for several of my friends IRL, so let me know and we will see how to make that happen if anyone is interested. Apparently I did not show you the other blanket all finished so here is a photo of my friend Yuki and the blanket.
Lastly I will end on asking you if you use Mary Ellen's Best Press and if you like it? I really like it and so does my DH. He was at the store the other day and found this Niagra Spray Starch version:
So he thought what the heck, why not try it. It is sooooo much less expensive. Well, I like it just as well as the MEBP!! You may want to give it a try. It even smells like lavender. I don't know if there are other scents because I haven't looked for any yet. If you have and there are let me know.