Sunday, August 10, 2008

lots of embroidery, yah

I finished embroidering my "What Color is Spring?" wall hanging. I started to hand quilt it, but now I remember that I don't like to hand quilt, so I think I am going to finish it up by machine quilting it.



Here are a few more detailed pics of the embroidery. The pattern is from "Bareroots". www.bareroots.com.

Here is my new project from Bareroots... It's called "Christmas Time is Coming". It is an avent calendar so I am hoping to get it done by December. Hahaha or Hohoho.
I've copied a few of the days and started to color them in with crayon. This has been really fun. I've done 5 while watching the Olympics. After you color them in, you iron them to get the excess crayon off, (not directly with the iron, you need to put a cloth in between the iron and the crayon.) Then you embroider them, the really fun part. I'll be posting progress here. :o)

I am also still machine quilting my "strips n curves" quilt. I bought some machine quilting gloves the other day from " Quilting Adventures". (www.quiltingadventures.com). I am hoping it will make the quilting a little easyer. I haven't tried them yet though, I've been waiting for this headache to go away. It's just more relaxing to embroider in bed right now.

7 comments:

audreypawdrey said...

This really turned out so pretty! I definitely want to see more of the Christmas one too and your beautiful strips and curves quilt.:) I hope your head feels better.

Vicki W said...

The embroidered wall hanging is beautiful!

QuiltedSimple said...

I love the embroidery and I want to see more of the advent calendar - that looks super cool to do!
Kris

Joyce said...

Hey - are you sure you don't like hand quilting? Do you just need to take my class? ;-) And what's with the headache? Phoebe had a bad one today and mine was just killer, even the good drugs aren't touching it. :-(

Gaizie said...

Amy...just beautiful you are right a lot of stitching...you have done a fantastic job, look like a lot of work in your new project as well.

Miss 376 said...

It looks beautiful, look forward to seeing it quilted. I love crayon tinting with embroidery. Hope the headache goes so you can enjoy it

Emily said...

Your wall hanging looks fabulous. You're very good to be starting Christmas stuff so early! :) Can't wait to see how it looks.