Friday, 6 June 2014

Adding the first stitches...

Don't misunderstand me, I love E-V-E-R-Y part of the quilt-making process from start to finish but, I do have to say that one of my very favourite moments when I am making a quilt which includes a variety of techniques, is when I add those first embroidery stitches.

I have been working on my 'Mrs Beasley's Sampler Quilt' this week.  I finished all the piecing and applique for this second block last week.  This week, I started on the embroidery.  I am loving how it looks.

This beautiful quilt design is by Leanne Beasley of Leanne's House.  I love how her designs always use a mixture of piecing, embroidery and applique. Just lovely! 


  1. Lovely is the perfect word.

  2. I imagine that the embroidery is quite relaxing! It all looks lovely xx

  3. Hello! I love your patterns, I did a test run of this Rarity (to put on a fleece hat) but I ran into some trouble. It seemed as if the pattern shifted (the body outline) and the mane/tail had issues. I think it was something that was wrong with my fabric/stabilizer. Do you have any tips for embroidering on fleece?

    1. Hello! My only suggestion would be to make sure that you have a good quality stabliser and to hoop the section to be embroidered before you start. Hope this helps!


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