I promise, just a little more hand embroidery on Pretty Spool and then we can finish it up with a pillowcase binding.
What’s up next? Stitching that decorative edge around the border of the quilt cut with your pinking blade or pinking shears. It’s ready for some fancy stitching.
By fancy, I mean a stitch I’m calling the “
French Fly“. Scroll down the page on the French Fly directions and you’ll see how to use it on a pinked edge.
Please note: You’ll find complete directions on how to make
. Pretty Spool on the Tutorial page Step #17
Congratulations on completing your Pretty Spool quilt!
I hope you’ve enjoyed making it. If you’d like to make more artwork, please visit my
Tutorial Page for free-form embroidery and fused art quilt projects.
I hope you’ve had a relaxing few days to complete the straight stitches on the thread of your Pretty Spool. There is nothing like mindless activity to get your mind off of mindless activity.
I, however, have spent most of my time pulling weeds in the garden and cursing the misquitos. May they all get squished like the bugs they are!
Next up is more easy stitching. We’ll stitch the needle with our needles and begin stitching on the spool as well.
Please note: Directions are first given here on the blog, then added to the
as we go. Pretty Spool Tutorial page Step #11
Stitch scattered seed stitches across the lower and upper part of the needle. Use a size 12 pearl cotton thread like Butter and a size 5 hand embroidery needle. Stitch stem stitches around the edge of the lower and upper part of the needle. Step #12
Stitch scattered seed stitches across all of the spool parts except for the spool top. Use a size 12 pearl cotton thread like Degas Blue. Step #13