Sunday, February 24, 2008

Saints six-patch




Remember when Sunburst decided she wanted to embroider her Saint's block for Grade 2? She finally picked out some fabric to bind them all together. She didn't want a separate binding color or anything, and she's very pleased with how it turned out. So am I!

We covered almost a dozen Saints for this block last year, and she chose to embroider her favorite six stories. She dictated the pictures, which I drew in pencil, and then she got busy embroidering them. She helped me cut the fabric and sew it up on the machine, and then began the slow process of hand-stitching the non-binding binding on the backside.

These are the Saints/Heroes, from clockwise: Elizabeth, St. Patrick, Finn MacCoul, St. Brigid, White Buffalo Woman, and St. Francis.


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13 comments:

  1. That turned out lovely. How impressive.

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  2. That's beautiful work. What a great idea.

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  3. That's odd...I had written a comment for this post last night that seems to have disappeared.

    Anyway, just wanted to say what a pretty quilt that is. Your daughter did a wonderful job and I think your drawings are perfect for it!

    Teresa

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  4. What a creative project, and way of presenting the "fruits" of this block!

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  5. What a beautiful quilt! Filing away this idea...

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  6. Sara,
    Sunburst's six-patch is so lovely! She must be very proud. The time and care she took is evident. Hope you are all well.

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  7. This so sweet! I'm thinking we may give it a try!!

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  8. It's so pretty! :-)

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  9. It's lovely. She obviously put such care into it and did a beautiful job.

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  10. Very pretty .... :0)

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  11. Anonymous10:25 AM

    The embroidery looks beautiful. How do you start to learn embroidery please? This is something I want to do with my own daughter but have no idea how to go about it.

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  12. Thanks everyone! You've all made Sunburst smile with your kind words.

    To get started with embroidery we used a couple of books-- Simple Embroidery (Klutz), and Kids' Embroidery (Kristin Nicholas). Her first attempts definitely looked like first attempts-- I think she was five when we started. Mostly though, I think it was another "monkey see, monkey do" phenomenon. She still likes to do what mom is doing.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a message. I appreciate your sweet words so much!

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