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Sewing and Quilting: Embroidered quilt for my grand daughter.

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morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2011
2:05 PM

Post #8712767

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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morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2011
2:08 PM

Post #8712771

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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morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2011
2:12 PM

Post #8712780

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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morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8712787

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

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morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2011
2:18 PM

Post #8712792

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

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 24, 2011
2:21 PM

Post #8712797

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.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2011
2:22 PM

Post #8712800

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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morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2011
2:28 PM

Post #8712808

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.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2011
2:29 PM

Post #8712809

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

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8712854

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!!!!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 24, 2011
2:58 PM

Post #8712860

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.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 24, 2011
3:06 PM

Post #8712867

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.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8712910

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

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

July 24, 2011
6:32 PM

Post #8713174

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.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 24, 2011
8:33 PM

Post #8713345

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!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
3:16 AM

Post #8713526

[quote="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

[/quote]

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.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 25, 2011
7:09 AM

Post #8713827

Love that quilt! Great colors!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2011
7:34 AM

Post #8713883

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!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2011
10:49 PM

Post #8717693

Absolutely gorgeous quilt Gloria ^_^ I think your stitching is Grand!!!!!
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

July 27, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8718425

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

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2011
9:53 AM

Post #8718528

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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