Embroidered quilt for my grand daughter.

Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

I really enjoy embroidery and I wanted to make Jade an embroidered quilt. I found these wonderful Mother Goose patterns and decided to do them like red work only not in just red. It was so much fun to do. I even hand quilted it. I'm not very good at hand quilting but it turned out pretty darn good even if I do say so myself..... The fabric is a cotton poly blend. I used that because I wanted the bright colors to stay bright. Jade is 12 now and she thinks she to old for Mother Goose so it has been banished to the closet.

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Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

A close up of one of the blocks. It probably doesn't show up much but I quilted a spider web in the corner above the spider.

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Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

Another close up. After I was all finished with the quilt I wished I had thought to quilt in more background detail, like the well that the cat was fished out off.

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Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

I was really pleased that doing each block in a different color worked so well. Green looks great!

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Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

Quilted corners. I'm not sure now why I didn't quilt something in the sashings......

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Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

Beautiful work. My SO has two commercial embroidery machines for his business, so I'm blessed with machine embroidry for some blocks, motifs for some quilting and embroidered signiture on the backing backing.

Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

On the back you can really see my crooked stitches, but if you aren't to picky it has a nice look. Do I sound like I'm bragging? I'm just so delighted and surprised that it turned out so well......... And it washes like a dream.

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Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

Thank you Stu, I've seen some of the work done by the commercial machines and they are beautiful. I'd rather do mine by hand. I don't mind the time it takes and I'm not doing it for profit. It is a form of meditation for me. Mostly.

Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

This is the last one. Another view of the back.

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(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

Wonderful Gloria. I think your quilting is beautiful. It really doesn't matter if your stitches aren't tiny. They are consistent and to me that makes it perfect. Great job. BUT it doesn't belong in a closet!!!!

Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

Gloria... wish that I had the talent to do the embroidery by hand. The closest I get is needlepoint. In my mind, hand embroidered blocks and hand quilted projects are true works of art and new family heirloms. Believe me that before too long, Jade will have her quilt out again. I'd be surprised if it doesn't accomany her to college one day.

Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

Thanks Barb, I don't think it should be in the closet either so I'm going to hang it over the bed in my mom's old room so I can look at it whenever I want. DIL is agreeable. Stu, I feel that Jade will appreciate the quilt when she's older, in the meantime I'll enjoy it.

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

As you should! You deserve to feel great pride in your work...

Phoenix, AZ

That is really wonderful work! Jade will treasure it as she gets a little older and realizes the time and work that went in to it.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Or after the first time she tries her hand at a little embroidery work and finds out how much time and effort it takes! LOL

It's beautiful, good job!

Lowell, IN(Zone 5b)

Quote from psychw2 :
Or after the first time she tries her hand at a little embroidery work and finds out how much time and effort it takes! LOL



Amen to that. Makes me wonder how people can give needlepoints, handmade quilts, etc. to Salvation Army. I also get irked when I see a hand-made quilt used as a discard to cover furniture and the like when moving, etc.

(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Love that quilt! Great colors!

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

Ya, Stu I rescued an old beat up quilt from my Dad once. He was using it for moving. YES, it was ratty on the edges but I found a good use for it. I folded under the bad edges and used it for staging a "Teddy Bear picnic" for a friend's Pottery shelf in her home. It turned out AWESOME and the old quilt was perfect!

(thunder)Wildwood, FL(Zone 9a)

Absolutely gorgeous quilt Gloria ^_^ I think your stitching is Grand!!!!!

Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

I couldn`t agree more with the people who wrote before me...absolutely beautiful quilt...such detail!!!

Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

Thank you everyone! I can always count on you to make me feel better. Making this quilt was a joy. The colors are so joyful for me. It makes me smile every time I look at it.

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