A few more quick tidbits from yesterday's post.
If you're interested in the pattern for the redwork snowmen, you can purchase it from Wellington House Designs. I purchased my pattern through Quilt Cove in Eagan, one of my favorite local quilt shops, if you're in the area. The designer also sells a pattern for finishing it as a wall hanging, here. I haven't decided how I'll set the blocks, although I have some great fabric picked out.
I did not use the stitches that were recommended on the pattern.
For my redwork, I use a hoop. I keep the fabric just slightly loose in the hoop for stitching, just enough so I can make the stitches. If I set the hoop on a table and push down in the middle of the hoop the fabric will just barely touch the table.
When I washed the first block, I realized I had a little too much tension in the stitches. I'm still working on that. Thank goodness for irons!
There's always something to improve on, isn't there?