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February Make-A-Long with Béa

February Make-A-Long with Béa

Get ready for nice sewing project with a hint of winter!

As usual, you have shown a lot of enthusiasm for this new make-a-long offered by Béa and it couldn’t make us happier! Today, the February part of the spool is revealed. Embroidery, pearls and doilies are gathered together to create a nice, wintery ornament.

Hello everyone,

February… Let’s think about how this period inspires us.

For me, it is filled with crepes, Valentines Day, and a delightfully cold season. Now it’s your turn, look around you and get inspiration from how you’re living and what surrounds you.

February

Below is the example of the version I made on my sheet above the January part, with a height of approximately 11cm (4 3/8“). Now it’s time to turn your creativity on!

Materials

  • Flowery fabrics, almost tone-on-tone for the back: 1 square of 10 x 10cm (4″ x 4″)
  • Small lace : 1 x 10 cm (3/8’’ x 4’’)
  • A braid of 10 cm (4″) length
  • Mini doily : 5,5 cm diameter (2″)
  • Thin white fabric : 1 square of 10 x 10cm (4″ x 4″) (don’t hesitate to take more fabic if you want to use an embroidery frame)
  • Cotton wool
  • 2 heart shaped small buttons or trinkets
  • Water erasing pen
  • Repositionable glue (optional)
  • Mini clothes pin

Instructions

  1. Glue the flowery fabric square above the January part of your spool. On the lower part, in order to cover the junction of the two months, sew the small lace and braid.
  2. On the right side, place the small doily, making it slightly poke out the right border, and attach it with a few invisible stitches.
  3. On the thin white fabric square, write the quote “A la Chandeleur, l’hiver se meurt ou prend vigueur” (“At Candlemas, winter is dying or coming to life”) with the water erasing pen. The letters shouldn’t be bigger than 7mm (1/4″) height. Embroider back stitches with strands of embroidery floss. Make a tag with each word and dispose them on the flowery fabric. Glue them in place with repositionable glue. To attach them permanently, make some broken rib stitches with a thin thread.
  4. Extend the embroidered branches of January to February. Simulate snow with a few French knots.
  5. Sew your Valentine’s Day hearts. On the thin white fabric scrap, sew a mini knot at the base of your mini doily.
  6. My grand-daughter Marlene will be 7 years old this month. Thus, on the left side I add a mini clothes pin with her name. I’ll do it for each month concerned by the birthday of a family member.

Il a neigé dans l’aube rose,
Si doucement neigé
Que le chaton noir croit rêver.
C’est à peine s’il ose marcher...

It snowed in the pink dawn,
So softly snowed
That the black kitten thinks he is dreaming.
He hardly dares to walk…

Your version is up to you. Bring your personal touch. Nothing will make me more happy than discovering your creations #quiltmania2021!

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