This month, Julie of Forest Poppy asked for blocks with a tree or leaf theme. She sent some really beautiful fabrics with bold colors and said that she was open to pretty much anything, including embroidery. As soon as I read that, the idea for my block popped into my head.
I love embroidery. I think that almost any picture can look beautiful when drawn with thread on fabric. I did most of it by hand. I decided that I wanted a very thin outline on my little fox and bird, so I used my machine and darning foot. I like the organic look of the stitches very much.
If you don't know much about embroidery, you should check out Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray. That's what I did! :) If you don't want to get the book, she does have some tips on her blog. Or, there are about a million other videos and tutorials on the internet, so just do some digging.
Like I said before, I believe that almost any drawing looks beautiful when it's embroidered, but in case you'd like to use my drawing, I've posted it below. This is for personal use only. You should be able to click on it to enlarge it and then print or trace it from there.
I hope you have a great weekend!