Art Stitchery Quilt Blocks

I have three quilt blocks completed and two more put together but I have some hand stitching to do on those.   I’m mixing new embroidery pieces that I have done, old linen embroidery pieces, vintage handkerchiefs, and  fabric scraps that I’ve probably had long enough to be vintage. 🙂  I have several handkerchiefs that I have collected over the years.  I don’t feel badly about cutting those up because most of them are fairly fragile.  I’m putting these together crazy quilt style so I have another layer under each pieced block.   I have never done anything like this before so I’m making it up as I go along.  A lot of the hand work is done at night while I’m watching TV.  I need better lighting because I used dark purple on something thinking it was black.  I haven’t done embroidery work for many years…I went through a counted cross stitch faze in the 80’s…I had to find out how to do a French knot because I’d forgotten how to do it.   I found a great website that has little short videos showing how to do almost any stitch you would want to do:  http://www.needlenthread.com/videos

8 thoughts on “Art Stitchery Quilt Blocks

  1. allmimsey December 8, 2010 / 7:57 pm

    Wonderful stitching! Love how you are figuring out as you go along. The new with the old is just lovely.
    Gail

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  2. Janet December 9, 2010 / 11:37 am

    Oh, your quilt is looking fantastic! I love how you’re using bits and pieces from hankies and other vintage materials along with your embroidery. So clever….I can’t wait to see the finished quilt.

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  3. snoozerider December 9, 2010 / 3:40 pm

    This is going to be absolutely lovely. Making it up as you go along is the best way to go IMO 🙂

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  4. sueokieffe December 13, 2010 / 1:11 pm

    your embroidery is charming, and makes me all nostalgic for my gramma

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  5. Joanna Teague December 14, 2010 / 1:35 pm

    Thats a great quilt. I have been thinking about embroidering a quilt. i should stop thinking about it and get on and do it!

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  6. Jessica W. December 18, 2010 / 11:33 pm

    Wow! Your work is beautiful! I went back thru your older posts to and I really enjoyed you journal pages. Nice work!

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