Friday, May 27, 2011

. . . and EMBROIDERS occasionally

Well, although my embroidery is not quite as stunning or prolific as my daughter's, I thought I'd show you how I am currently spending some evening hours.

I guess it's been about 3years ago, now, that I was involved in a "light/dark" fabric exchange with my on-line quilting friends. The quilt has been assembled for quite some time and I have been working on the embroidery off and on for a couple years.
Not sure if you'll be able to see much embroidery in this photo:

But you might get the idea here:
The half-square triangles are the fabrics sent by my friends. I found coordinating "almost solids" to add to each block and machine embroidered the sender's initials in the middle block. Each large block has machine SITD quilting and the small blocks have hand quilting around them. Then I added embroidery to the "solid" block to kind of mirror the pattern in the prints within that block. So the quilt encompasses several types of quilting.
I am almost finished, now working on highlighting the sashing with back stitch and French knots.
(As I was working on it the other night, my stitches took me by the block made from my dear friend Jan's fabrics. Sadly, she will not be adding to her blog or see this blog entry as she is now in hospice care after a courageous battle with breast cancer.)

I found several new-to-me embroidery stitches in this book.

This is a shot of the entire quilt before I began the hand embroidery.

A few more evenings and a 3 year project will be finished! FINALLY !

1 comment:

Jennifer D said...

Beautiful work I can't wait to see the finished piece!