Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My little contribution to The Scarlet Letter Year Quilt

Last year a group of us collaborated on a surprise quilt for Nicola, for hosting The Scarlet Letter Challenge.

Each of us stitched a 6" square from one of the designs found on a Scarlet Letter sampler.

I chose my funny looking little sheep (?)  from The Harriot Boardman Sampler.

This was embroidered free-style. It is impossible to stitch it the same way twice!

48 squares were collected from stitchers from 9 countries, Australia, Canada, France, Scotland, Spain, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and in the United States, 21 different states!  44 different Scarlet Letter samplers were represented.

 Earlier this month, the quilt was presented to Nicola in London. I really wish I could have been there to see her surprise in person, but it was just not in the budget!

Here is a wonderful video of the quilt:

I received a lovely thank you email from Nicola, I think she really loved the quilt!
It was such a pleasure to take part in this group effort.

Long overdue post . . .

It has been over a month since I posted. I wish I could say this was because I was off in some exotic locale, but unfortunately it has been something much more mundane. I have had a lot of camera troubles. First my Nikon broke, then the card reader I was using for my little camera broke.

I have some updates on the Knox Family Sampler. These photos were taken three weeks ago, so I am a bit father along now. I will post another photo just as soon as I can,

This shows the first row of letters and initials. It is stitched one over one.

Also, during this time I worked on a old WIP needlepoint called  Winter Watch.

This photo shows the female cardinal completed.

Sorry, for some reason I don't seem to be able to rotate it.

Since this was taken, I have finished the male cardinal as well
 Photos to follow.

I decided to bite the bullet and send the camera back to Nikon to be fixed, so hopefully I will have more to show soon.