Block 7 for The Splendid Sampler™ “Snug as a Bug” by Amy Sinibaldi (Nana Company) was all about embroidery. Embroidery is not new to me (I always keep an embroidery project running in the background, although it takes me ages to finish them), but I‘ve learned, and love, the tip included in the pattern about adding stitches to thicken the basic lines. It adds so much more depth and interest in the final result!
I used a stem stitch for the main motif, with a running stitch for the frame. The eyes are a mixture of French knots and Colonial knots. In this case, to keep consistent with the colour scheme for the whole quilt I used black (DMC floss n. 310) with a touch of green (DMC floss n. 907).
The story about the pattern is really cute and touching; all the information and the link party are here.