Quilt Project – Stitchery


In Seattle you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.  ~Jeff Bezos

I have three quilt blocks completed now and I have three  more ready to embellish.  I really enjoy going through all my vintage embroidery pieces and and putting together these fabric collages.  The blocks are 10 1/2 inch squares.  I started this project last winter.  If you want to see the blocks I made last year, click on embroidery over in the tag section.   I’m not sure how I’m going to set the blocks together as I have two layers of fabric.  My initial idea was to butt the blocks together and sew…but… what to do with the raw edges???  I have been quilting the top layer to the bottom layer as I go.  I will need to consult with some people who quilt to get some ideas about how to put this together.  If anyone knows or can point me to someone who might help, let me know. 

(click on the photos to get a closer look)

6 thoughts on “Quilt Project – Stitchery

  1. iHanna January 5, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Love these blocks, so cute and romantic! What a fun project.


  2. lee January 5, 2012 / 3:38 pm

    I love those blocks as hanna says very romatic i love the look of lace


  3. opusanglicanum January 5, 2012 / 3:56 pm

    it looks like a great way to use up damaged bits and pieces


  4. Janet January 6, 2012 / 12:50 pm

    The quilt blocks are so pretty and have such a nostalgic look. As for advice on putting them together, I’ll be no help at all as I’ve never made a quilt block in my life!


  5. Rosie January 7, 2012 / 3:10 am

    Hi Mary! Such a lovely project… and I can see your dilemma. I know just the place you can go see what to do!


    There is also a Yahoo group which I am sure will be able to help you – they may even have a member who’s in your part of the US – who knows? Give it a try and I’d be interested to see how you get on!
    Hope it helps!
    Happy New Year to you too! xx


  6. cynthia eloise January 9, 2012 / 6:33 pm

    what a great use for old linens. i’ve got some cloth hankies saved i always thought i would use in some project.


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