Tuesday 10 July 2012

Embroidery WIP

There seems to be a lot of embroidery going on in the quilt world at the moment and it's really inspiring!  I love Jo Avery's embroidery and this, at Needles Pins and Baking Tins is really fun.  

A while back I made this mini-quilt and have been wanting to try to do an embroidered version so I started working on this:

You can see I have no idea what I'm doing - I could vaguely remember lazy daisy stitch, but everything else is a bit mad.  It took a while to realise I could separate some of the strands from the embroidery thread for finer stitches, and look what I did at the back!

Apart from the general untidiness, I managed to catch the edge of the fabric and am going to have to cut it free so I can get the finished thing out of the hoop.  (I am ashamed to say, I also sewed it to the lap of my trousers...)

Still I like her little face and I'm going to keep going - how else to learn?!

Please visit the following blogs on the Let's Get Acquainted blog hop today:

 Jenelle from Echinops and Aster  


  1. she is so sweet - I love her face (and who hasn't sewn themselves into their embroidery at some point!)

  2. Very sweet. Ive done the same with catching the edge of the fabric and then not realizing it for a long time!

  3. Just picturing you with your embroidery attached to your trousers! Very funny. Her hair is very lifelike, and I like your lazy daisies!

  4. Aww! I love this!! (and no one sees the back)

  5. I love hand embroidery it is very relaxing. Don't get discouraged you are doing a great job. Your project is looking great.

  6. Oh, I'd be so surprised if I attached something to my pants! And you might have a nest in the back, but the front is beautiful!


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