Oct 01 16
Remember this large block? I’ve been slowly adding to it. I began with a narrow border of turquoise fabric: …and then I added a dark blue border: Next up, it was time to start working on some machine embroidery applique borders. I used a design that I came up with a few years back. This is a type of “chain link border” where a link is added one at a time. Here’s a close-up shot of a single link: (Those cross-hairs on the sides are temporary and are what ensures perfect alignment for links on either side.) Here’s a later shot where there are a couple already stitched out and the fabric is being aligned for the 3rd link: Here’s a mock-up of what it looks like when 3 sides are placed against it (the cornerstone blocks will be blue): …just one more side to create!