I am enjoying embroidery again! I have always loved hand stitching, but had stopped doing it for some reason. What do I mean? – some reason. Life happens and some things just didn’t fit into the time I had when my son was younger. Now that he is off at college, I have lots more time to devote to the other things I love to do. You can get the pattern for this over at The Splendid Sampler. I traced the pattern onto the fabric using a pencil this time. It was just as easy since this was a fairly simple design. I used embroidery thread from my stash to complete the embroidery using a combination of two and three threads. Once the stitching was completed, I pressed it with the stitching down on a towel as to not flatten the stitches.
Here’s how I quilted it using the ruler presser foot:
- Stitched around the heart to begin the design.
- Echoed around the inside and outside of the heart using the ruler foot as a measuring tool while stitching and right over the embroidery in the middle of the heart
- Echoed around the flower designs under the heart using the ruler foot as a measuring tool while stitching.
- Stitch the border design like the other blocks.
I really like the effect of the embroidery and the quilting together. All of these different techniques will produce a very interesting final quilt.
Until Next Time!
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