Tree Stump Applique Block
Well, it finally happened... I've begun to yearn for spring. And, of course, with spring comes flowers! My mind has been meandering through the woods and my gardens. So, after designing the tree stump, I needed to surround it with flowers! While going through various embroidery stitches, I came upon a woven spider's wheel stitch that is new to me. I'm in love with this stitch. If you "weave" it enough, it takes on a lovely 3 dimensional look. It has the look of a tightly packed peony or rose. Very cute and tons of fun to make! (I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more of this stitch!)
If you haven't checked it out lately, Michelle has been adding stitches to our glossary. Our glossary is NOT a how-to, per se, but rather a pictorial representation of the stitches. I love the large illustrations she has been doing. So hopefully in the future, when we introduce a new stitch, it will be available in our glossary.
Hope you like our new applique and find many uses for it. As always, it was designed on a 6" x 6" block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. The pattern is available in our FREE Applique Data Base and you can get it here. Enjoy!