Question: When you are stitching a pattern, do you strive for perfect seams, or do you cover up what was not perfect? I strive and strive, but often I end up covering up what I think is not perfect.
Paris Flea Market- by Christen Brown
The four 9-patch blocks are comprised of a Moda charm packet, with a border of bleached muslin. I actually did piece all of the corners perfectly, however I found these wonderful vintage charms to put into each section. Oh well, at least you all know now that the squares were perfect.
The embroidery was worked in three colors of perle cotton, the border row stitches in one color, the decorative in a second color and the detail stitches in a third color. I used this in many of my embroidery classes as an example, and eventually the muslin border was covered in fingerprints. So, I added another border of mother-of-pearl buttons to cover up the prints.
This piece can be found in The Embroidery Book, by C&T Publishing.
Happy Stitching, ~Christen