When designing this February block pattern for our Year in Stitches group, I had two specific things in mind. One, I wanted to feature a cupcake, because, well who doesn’t love cupcakes! And Two, I wanted to incorporate hand embroidery, because it’s something I really enjoy. Instead of “Redwork” I tagged this “Chocolatework” in my mind, ha ha! I also wanted to make sure my block design incorporated many of the fabrics since they’re all so much fun together. In my mind the scallop around the frame of the cupcake is like a picot stitch, (this is where my history in lingerie design came through I think, since many dainty lingerie pieces are trimmed with these cute little stitches be it on straps or hems). I also love stripe fabrics for binding so felt that was the perfect choice to use. What I love about the Calendar of the Month blocks is how each person personalizes their own blocks, choosing design elements that work for them, and how unique each block is. Melissa sewed up her block and she used different methods for the scallop and it looks adorable.
I can’t wait to see all the other versions that will be created!