Quilting, Farming, Variety

Friday, May 20, 2011

A New Project

While I wait for fabric to make borders for the Railroad Crossing quilt top, I'm starting a new project, which is what we quilters do.

I have picked free, online embroidery patterns, primitive in style, to put in a baby quilt. The patterns are drawings of nursery rhymes and the embroidered blocks will be set together with pieced blocks made from 1930s reproduction prints from Connecting Threads. The lettering will be done in black but the drawings will be made with colored floss. Usually I have done redwork embroidery with brighter colored fabrics but the reproduction fabrics just seem to call for something other than red thread. This will be an on-going project with no set time to finish it.


The block above was scanned so the side edges are cut off in the picture; they will be 9 inches, finished. And it looks dirty, but that's shadowing.

Do you have two or more projects going at the same time?

3 comments:

  1. I love this. It is the cutest.

    Can't wait to see it embroidered.:)

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  2. This looks like such a neat project! Can't wait to see more photos as your work progresses.

    Two or more projects? For me these days, it's just blogging and making greeting cards!

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  3. more like 5 or more projects at one time! although I try to keep it to 3 or less.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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