Friday, September 21, 2018

Oak Leaf and Acorn Border - Part One

These are a few pictures from a sample I am currently embroidering.  This oak leaf and acorn border motif is from my Acorn embroidery pattern set.

When I finish this, I will publish a post with all the stitch and floss color information.  I have a bit more stitching to do ~ so far I am very pleased with the results!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Berry Stitch

The Berry Stitch is the latest stitch I have learned on my 100 Stitches Plus journey.

To demonstrate, I used perle cotton floss.  The color number is DMC Color Variations 4210.  

The Berry Stitch is composed of two Lazy Daisy Stitches, one large and one small.  The small stitch is formed inside the large stitch.

My first step was to make the large Lazy Daisy:

Friday, September 7, 2018

Chicken in a Basket Embroidery

I just finished this little chicken in a basket embroidery project.  I love the colors!  This image is from the Country Kitchen embroidery set.

For the chicken's comb, I used the Blanket or Buttonhole Stitch and Satin Stitch for the eye.

I used Double Knot Stitch for the bottom accent line on the basket.  The thin lines on the basket as well as the basket outline are done with the Back Stitch.  The rim of the basket is done with the Running Stitch.  The red Xs are Cross Stitches

The beak and the wattle are both done with Straight Stitch.  The chicken is outlined with Stem Stitch and for the wing and body details, I used both Stem and Straight Stitches.

It is so helpful to record all of these details here on my blog as well as in my embroidery journal!

 Some of those details are the floss colors I used.  Here they are along with their numbers:

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Baby Boy Quilt Labels

I have a new item in my shop!  A set of printable, editable quilt labels.   These particular labels are all baby boy inspired. 

There are 20 full color decorative labels in a variety of styles

I designed these labels so that they can be easily edited on your computer.  You can customize each label with your own information or message in the style, color and size you prefer: 

Then you can print the label right from your printer onto a printable fabric sheet.

Peel the backing sheet off:

And cut out your label:

Press the raw edge under and sew onto your quilt!

There are also 3 black and white labels that have embroidery motifs.  These have room for you to type in your own information and then print and hand embroider the motif

The fabric sheets are a nice medium weight 100% cotton so they embroider beautifully.  I bought mine online.

 I think these labels will be so nice to use on any baby boy quilts I will be making - they are also a nice gift for a quilter!