Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I had a lot of fun making "Hop to it" pictures are posted on my profile. The inspiration for the colours in this quilt came from the sashing fabric. The fabric is brown with a small soft turquoise geometic in it. I used the embroidery background to correspond with the sashing fabric. I then used a brown/black and light brown stripe for the border which I mitered matching the corners 99% perfect. I then echo quilted around the designs getting progressively looser as I moved around the quilt. It was the 1st time I had done echo quilting and I love the results. I was able to do a scroll, free form around the border and in the small sashing blocks.
The next major embroidery project was a velvet table cloth that has snowflakes on it with mylar under the embroidery work for two reasons: one to give the sparkle to the snowflakes and the second was to for it to act as the topping on top of the velvet so the stitches would not sink into the velvet. This worked very well and gave some really awesome life to the snowflakes that are scattered over the cloth. You will find pictures of the completed cloth on my profile. The snowflakes are various sizes and no specific pattern in placement. The tablecloth was given to my boss and friend Liz, who owns Tiger Lily Quilts in Estevan, SK Canada.
The is the second embroidered quilt I am really excited about my black geometric quilt that I have just completed the top. I have used bright flouresant colours and Ricky Tims fabric for the sashing and his "Oddles Of Doddles" in the same colours as the thread that were used for the embroidery. It is now at the longarm quilters to be custom quilted. I am looking forward to getting it back and seeing how it looks. Everyone that has come into the shop or who has seen it, loves the colours and how the quilt has come together. It is interesting to see how people appear to be energized by the quilt. I will post more about the quilt and where it is going next along with pictures. I am calling this quilt "Modern Meets Classic"
We loved this quilt so much we decided to do a second one using light earth colours on a light beige background. Both quilts are inspired from a quilt made by Arlene Simpson "Bling Around the Ring" as shown in the July/August "Designs in Machine Embroidery" magazine. The blocks have been completed and just awaiting to be assembled. This quilt is not named yet.....
I use a Babylock Ellegeo Plus for the embroidery, the design was increased 20% from the original to fill the space better and show of the stitching.
I have several projects on the which I need to complete and the designs of more embroidered quilts dancing around in my head with tenative sketches of some committed to paper.