Fall Thread Sketching

I’m in the process of making a log cabin quilt. I have pieced the center, and today, I purchased the fabric for the borders and backing. I decided to take a break before I add the borders.
We have been having some cool-ish fall weather. I pulled out some prepared quilt blocks that I had stored, and started thread sketching some fall images. It has been a while since I have practiced thread sketching. It was nice to get back to it.

The first block I sketched was an owl in a tree. I am beginning to add more detail in my sketching. I feel a bit more confident in controlling the movement as I sketch with the thread. Keeping my hands coordinated with the picture in my head is still something I have to improve.

The pumpkin block came out a bit more wonky. I found this one more difficult than the owl block, partly because I started without a complete image in my head. My grandson says he has an “imagination clock” inside him that helps him make things. My imagination clock was a bit out of sync on these pumpkins.

The last block I made this evening is an owl in a pumpkin patch. I have owls on the brain because my granddaughter loves and collects owls.
I enjoy thread sketching. I want to practice more.

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