Here is the backround before I started work yesterday:
Here it is after I finished:
A close up on the decorative stitching:
I used my machine to do the decorative stitches. I am blessed to have a machine with a ga-zillion stitches (maybe not that many).
I took the Crafsty course "Stupendous Stitching" and one of the first assignments was to make a "stitch bible" by stitching each stitch your machine has and numbering it on a piece of material with interfacing attached to it. This was boring but well worth it.
It's a little hard to see so here is a closer look. My "bible" isn't beautiful but it sure is useful. As I went along I found that putting some straight stitches between the decorative stitches was helpful.
Back to wool crazy patch backround, the plain middle block will be covered each month. January's block is:
I still have some work to do. I have to put the binding on the backround square, add a sleeve to hang it, add hooks and eyes so I can hang the blocks and order a small wall quilt hanger to display it. Maybe it will be ready for February's block. I can't wait to be able to show you the finished project.
Going to watch some football, catch you later, Ronda