Sunday, January 23, 2011


Now, I know we will see alot of blocking during the NFL playoffs this afternoon, but this is not the kind of blocking I am talking about today! I'm talking about the kind of blocking you do to square up your stitching project.

I have completed the stitching on Sherri Jones' Garden Variety Long Pocket for a class I am taking from her in two weeks. In her instructions, she recommends blocking the pocket piece. This makes me nervous! I hesitate when it comes to spraying silk threads!

Well, I've taken the plunge! This morning I placed my piece face down, pinned it to my June Tailor Cut 'n Press Board and sprayed away! I am a tight stitcher. So, I know I will need to repeat this blocking several times!

Do you ever block your stitched pieces? Sherri didn't recommend ironing to a square position.

I'll keep you informed on how it turns out!



Sylvia said...

Hope all turns out well - the stitching looks absolutely beautiful. I am taking a Sherri Jones class in Sept. - I am really looking forward to this.

Michelle said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out. Such lovely pieces. I can't wait to take a Sherri Jones class!

Deb said...

I can't wait to see how it works out. The pieces are wonderful. Just saw too that you're working on Elizabeth Mears! I love that sampler and just ordered it today. I'll watch for your progress.