Sunday, June 21, 2015

Embroidery Baby Quilts

Do you remember this sweet little embroidered puppy?
It was part of this baby quilt I finished back in December 2013.
 The design came from this cute book.
 Well, the book has a girl version too and I decided to prep all the blocks for a little portable handwork project. This time of year it is too hot to sit under anything large, but I need handwork since we watch a lot of movies and World Cup soccer. I cannot sit and watch anything without keeping my hands busy.
 Here are all 30 blocks traced and ready to go. I always get lots of questions about how I embroider through the batting. It acts as a stabilizer and hides my stitches from showing through the cotton background. I use a thin cotton batting like Warm and Natural.
 Here is the cupcake I worked on Friday night for FNSI. Here is the link to see what everyone worked on http://sugarlane-designs.com/2015/06/fnsi-sign-ups-for-june.html
 I dug into my mason jars of perle cotton and selected these colors to use for the girl embroideries. I decided to use a lilac color for the writing.
Here is my project bag all filled up and ready to go, so now there are no excuses for not getting some handwork done!
 These are my completed blocks so far...
 The lilac writing will help to unify all the blocks.
See what everyone else is working on for Slow Sunday Stitching here

22 comments:

  1. What a fun takealong project! So interesting to see how other stitchers organize their supplies... thanks for showing us that!

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  2. Was für eine schöne Idee !
    Liebe Grüße
    Käthe

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  3. So so cute!! I'm packing up a hand project too....and will post it this afternoon...as right now we are on our way out for Father's Day brunch!

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  4. Looks like you have plenty of blocks to keep you busy for the hot season. Preparation seems to be the key to getting handwork done.

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  5. What a great project! What kind of needle do you use and how many strands of pearl cotton? Which brand of pearl cotton do you prefer? Too many questions? LOL.

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  6. Those blocks are adorable. I love the way you have it all packaged and ready to go. Enjoy your stitching.

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  7. Beautiful stitching there Tanya. I must say I had to giggle at your thread container. Very clever.

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  8. Sweet cupcake. All your blocks are lovely. Cute thread container.

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  9. Beautiful blocks and they will make a sweet quilt. Enjoy.

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  10. So cute--it will be a fun summer project!

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  11. What cute quilts! You will have a lot of fun with them! :) x

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  12. A lovely project for a young child - well done.

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  13. Adorable! Great colors too.

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  14. That's is a great book, and you're doing a wonderful job!

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  15. This will be a fun quilt to make. The embroideries are lovely.

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  16. What a great project! I just completed the boy quilt top and it is such a wonderful project! Have fun! ~ Aloha

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  17. Nice to see the process. Your egg carton seems to control those pearl cottons well. I've never thought of embroidering on a batting like that. Once made into a quilt do you use another batt for the overall quilt? It would be toasty warm, that's for sure.

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  18. What a cute baby quilt stitchery. Love this pattern and your stitches.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  19. This is fabulous! I love the egg carton as an organizer! (I put all of mine in a ziplock bag when I start a project, but the carton would keep them from tangling at all.) Brilliant! And, it looks like we have the same sewing scissors, too. What a fun project and such a great way to keep everything together.

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  20. Charming stitchery, love them all

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  21. That is going to be an adorable quilt!

    Thanks for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party! It will be fun to see these blocks as they are finished!

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