Monday, April 11, 2011

This past weekend, I ordered a couple of downloadable embroidery designs from Aimee Ray. I could hardly wait to stitch one of them. So, I did.  It's been a l-o-n-g time since I stitched very much.  When I was a kid, I did embroidered all the time, stitching on jeans, denim purses, you name it. 

I returned to my roots and stitched this design called "Think" on the back of a denim jacket.  I believe it turned out okay (not nearly as nice as Aimee's, but fine for me.) 

I had forgotten how much I enjoyed hand embroidery.  I look forward to doing more of it, probably right there on the jean jacket.

Machine Quilted Art Quilt
Here is an art quilt that I made following a colored pencil drawing that Meredith drew.  I gave it to her this past Saturday.

It's about 30"x20" and is raw edge applique/quilting.  I used an enlarged copy of her design to transfer the pieces to fabric.  I secured the pieces of Kona Cotton with Heat'n Bond, then stitched them down free-motion style. I stitched circles in the black border to quilt it.

She said she really liked it.  I hope so.

Eye Candy
I've been collecting the selvage of fabric (the side with the writing) for about a year now.  I hope to do something really cool with them like they show at Karen Griska's site (the circle skirt dress in the right sidebar makes me drool!) In the meantime, here's a picture of my box of selvages.  Yes, the white actually has the writing on it, in white.

These are the skeins of embroidery floss that I bought for my renewed embroidery passion.

When I gave Meredith her quilt, she gave me this picture, she colored with pencils.  Good job, eh?  She suggested that I make this into a quilt.  We shall see!

1 comment:

  1. Good job indeed, Meredith! She is artistical just like her mum.
    Yep, I think all of us did embroidery in highschool.
    Well, the crafty girls did. I like the colors of this one. Good focusing Teriblossom <3