|Just have to hand sew the binding to the back and it's done!|
After France's wonderful comment, where I learned that this is called an abecedary, I realized that I forgot to say right away that I am not the maker of the cross stitched centerpiece. It is a very beautifully done piece and Oh! how I wish i did remember who made it. I have a vague recollection that I purchased it on eBay from a husband and wife cross stitching team. If any of you know of a such a couple, please let me know. I would like to contact them and give them credit where it is due.
In the meantime, I've been working on the tutorial and paper piecing patterns for making miniature Delectable Mountains quilt blocks. It is going very well, except that I've hit a snag with how best to present the patterns here on BuzzinBumble. Do any of you have favorite ways you do this on your websites?
Here are two possibilities:
1. Upload an image of each pattern and put it directly in the post. Then people can click to enlarge, right click and "save as" and later print it out. It would need a specific page setup to print true to size. I can do this easily with the Paint program on my computer.
Would this work for everyone? How do you generally save the image when you find a free pattern?
2. Convert the files to PDF format, making it easy for people to download and save the tutorial and /or the patterns. It took awhile, but I figured out how to set all that up.
My trouble starts then though. When you open a PDF file and print it, there does not seem to be a way to custom set the margins, etc. With a PDF file, it would be ideal if people could just print it out at "actual size". The problem is when I do that, the patterns are no longer true to size. (ie: the quilt block will not finish at the correct size.) Argh! It's going to take some experimenting to get this right.
So if you notice a delay with this tutorial getting posted, it's because I m trying to figure all this out.
I hope you all have a happy and creative week ahead of you!
Thanks for visiting!