Saturday, January 31, 2015

Embroidery and Hand Quilting


This week, I added the last of the embroidery stitches to my wool applique project from a workshop a year ago. Those are French knots in the bottom circle and the top green part. 



I dug through my batik stash and found some fabric with green leaves on an orange background that was just calling out to be a border around this project!


The colour in the first picture is truer to how it really looks. 

I found some backing and a scrap of batting and basted them together.  I have only just started the hand quilting in the orange border. I have a plan for how to quilt the middle part and the outer border and hope to have some time tomorrow to add a few stitches.  This is my 4th hand quilting project in the last year and I am quite enjoying the texture that it adds to my projects. I am using a light green thread for the quilting in the orange border and will likely use black thread for the rest of the quilting. (It is hard to see my quilting in this picture..sorry!)

 
My aunt in Scotland sent me a china thimble for Christmas--it is not going to be used when I stitch but I will be admiring it as it sits on the shelf!

 
 


Happy Slow Stitching Sunday!

12 comments:

  1. Your border fabric is perfect! So glad you are enjoying that hand quilting it is like the icing on a cake!

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  2. Hand quilting does add great texture to a quilt. Love that curved line in the border.

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  3. such a pretty project and that little thimble is adorable ! :)

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  4. This is a really darling piece -- I knew it would be! Enjoy the quilting process. I adore the thimble -- lucky gal, you! :)

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  5. I love your stitching on the applique--gorgeous!

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  6. Your border fabric choice was perfect for this project.

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  7. The border fabric is the perfect complement to your beautiful flower. Enjoy your stitching.

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  8. Love the wool applique and thimbles.

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  9. This is looking lovely - hope you enjoy your hand quilting.

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  10. It's funny how we collect thimbles for enjoyment, not for use! I have a few of those and I love them!
    Your project looks fabulous... that border fabric is perfect! Look forward to seeing how you will quilt this one.

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  11. What a beautiful piece of work! It is really striking.

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