It is about the muslin I put on the back on my embroidery. First of all this is why I do it. It hides my knots and it hides my "trails of threads" going from one place to another. If your fabric is very light and you have a brilliant thread on the back you will see that thread through to the front. With the muslin, you won't.
|the back, wrong or inside|
whatever you wish to call it
I cut my muslin the same size as the unfinished block....................if it is 12 1/2", I cut the muslin 12 1/2". If you cut the muslin just to fit the embroidery area, it will be "flopping around" as you have nowhere to stitch it down.
|the right side|
The examples I have here are from a quilt that I did up last year. It was a pattern I bought up at my favourite quilt shop. The owner loves to do embroidery and she revived my interest in it. I have done quite a few now and it is great work for me in the evenings while I sit with Karl as he watches tv.
The pattern is called "Cherished Memories" and is published by Rabbits Haven and oh, my goodness, it is Canadian. I didn't remember that!
I also mentioned to the person that questioned me about the muslin that "a pattern is only a guideline". That's my philosophy. I don't know whether pattern makers would agree with me, but once I buy that pattern it is mine. I don't photocopy or share them with anyone. I know the designer does a slew of work before the pattern goes out to the store shelves. She deserves every penny she gets believe me.
Okay here is the difference. This was actually designed for a baby. I'm sorry, but I don't go to all this work for a baby. Selfish, maybe, oh darn ~~ make that probably.
I made it with "us" in mind. We get rabbits in our garden hence the change.
In case you can't read what the original said: top block.....baby hugs are free
middle block.....I've been an angel today
third block.....Somebunny's napping