National Sewing Month

Day 9

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.

14 1/2″ x 14 1/2″

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

6 thoughts on “National Sewing Month

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  2. I really adore this piece and I’m so glad there’s a relatively high resolution photo of it here—so much yummy detail, and I don’t have to peer at the tiny lower-res photos in the book to see it all! The colors are perfect. The embroidery is gorgeous. And the BUTTONS!!! I love it so much.

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