Happy New Year everyone - I hope it has started off well for you. Mine started with
family in Wellington and lots of sewing time.
My Embroidery Quilt is now ready for binding.This is the one that I have been working
on for about six months! I started it in a class at the shop (Patchwork Passion,
Auckland, NZ) with Alison Smith. We chose a piece of fabric to Embroider and
Embellish and this was mine. Some of you who have been following my Blog
for a while will recognise this as posted about it last year
My fabric is piece is half a metre by the width of the fabric and this is how it looks
now - all embroidered and embellished with beads in places. I am hoping to have it on
display at the Auckland Quiltmakers' Show in Parnell over the first weekend in May 2013
Every flower is different - either different stitches or stitch combinations, different
colours, different threads, different centres, beads, yoyos or tiny fabric flower centres.
It has been so much fun to create - thank you Alison.
These are some of my favourite flowers - beading,
. . . . . . . cross stitch as a filler and a few beads in a ring in the centre,
. . . . . . . a focus on the gold centre with couched wrinkly blue thread as the outline,
. . . . . . .green blanket stitch of various lengths with a centre pre-made flower,
. . . . . a filler of a couched grid,
. . . . . herringbone stitched outline with metal bead as the centrepiece,
. . . . three lines of chain stitch in shades of taupe as the outline and a yoyo in the centre,
and last my all-time favourite - seed stitch to fill using a variegated twisted thread.
I chose a green shot cotton for the backing and have outline quilted each flower.
I think the binding will be in the same green fabric.
Alison will be running a monthly embroidery group at the shop on a Monday morning
if you would like to join her. I certainly enjoyed sitting at nights a stitching new flowers
with all the new threads I had discovered and the new stitches and stitch
combinations she had shared.
And one of my New Year Resolutions is to post more regularly on my Blog!
So see you back here soon, Robyn