I love hand embroidery. I do! I also love to combine quilting patchwork and embroidery. But apparently, I only love it during the cold weather months when I can stitch by the fire. lol I started this hoop mid-April. In Ohio, we had cold weather through May 1 this past year (yikes). So that only gave me a few weeks before the weather warmed up, and we started spending many hours outside watching baseball, soccer and lacrosse. My 3 boys certainly keep us busy. So this lovely hoop was put aside for many months…
I finally came back to finishing this little take on a >>Hoop Quilt<< for some finishing touches. This hoop combines curved piecing, raw edge appliqué, hand quilting, and hand embroidery. That is quite a few sewing techniques to combine in one project - but I love the way it came out.
Here are some detail shots of the little embroidery touches. My favorite is the pink coneflower.
And of course, I can’t forget to mention the rainbow binding wrapped around the 12” hoop. I always think it’s a mistake to cut all those fabrics and sew the strips back together while I’m working on the project. Then once it’s done, I think every hoop should have rainbow binding. :)
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AnneMarie Chany is an author and pattern designer who teeters on both sides of the modern and traditional quilting line. She loves using bright colors and solid fabrics while nodding to traditional blocks. On the website, you'll find many resources to inspire and get you sewing right away like free quilt patterns, the Quilt Block Library with links to 350+ free quilt block tutorials, Block of the Month Clubs, and the Quilt Pattern Shop with clear detailed instructions to make your quilting easy and fun.
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