I think I mentioned before that I wanted to create a pictorial version of my life during this pandemic on the back of my Coronavirus quilt.
Well, despite my inexperience with embroidery, I jumped right in. Now, I’m not going for perfection here. I just want to record a little history and tell my story in my own way. (Please keep that in mind when you see my goofy pictures.)
I started by drawing out what I wanted it to look like. I think the scale is off a bit here but it’s something to go on.
Then I got some embroidery floss or thread, whatever you call it. I tried to go with colors that I used on the quilt front. This was a little hard since I didn’t have it with me at the craft store and if you pick something up there – you bought it. I have no idea how much I’ll need for this project.
I started in the middle of the quilt by folding and ironing to create some lines to work with.
Then I’ve just followed my plan. Working out from the middle on the easy pictures first!
It’s a little slow going but ….well, I have plenty of time these days.
Here’s how the whole thing looks so far. This is definitely flexing my artistic muscles these days. I usually draw the picture on a piece of paper first (so I can erase if needed) and then I trace the drawing onto the fabric with a pencil and sew over the pencil lines. I’m hoping I can gently wash this before I layer the quilt and quilt it to get the pencil lines off (and any blood from finger pricks – yes, that happened already).