I have combined an embroidered sewing border with a tiny 4” traditional pieced ‘Bird’s Nest’ block which I have made using the English paper piecing method and pre-cut paper liners to help with accuracy.
The old timber fence picture frame sets the design off perfectly.
Approx. finished size – pieced block with embroidered border 6½” x 6½” square
What You Need:
10” x 10” cream tonal, background
Assorted soft green, soft blue and cream tonals in different shades and prints (min size each piece 2½” square), pieced block
Stranded embroidery Floss, I used Valdani #P3 aged white, #O511 black sea, #O126 old cottage grey, #P10 antique violet, #JP12 seaside, #P5 tarnished gold, #078 aged wine, #H212 faded brown, #O575 crispy leaf and #O578 primitive blue
Pre-cut paper liners for the 4” Bird’s Nest block
Fabric glue pen, optional
10” x 10” stitchery stabilizer, optional
Timber frame to suit, my frame has an inside measurement of approx. 7” x 7”
General hand sewing supplies