Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Last month at Quilt Fest NJ I bought a package of machine embroidery designs and I spent yesterday making embroidered dish towels for myself, some of the posse and the friend whose house we went to for Easter today.

They are a combination of fabric applique and embroidery. I also made an embroidered fleece blanket for my friend Sue's new grandson.

I decided that with trying to give my hand a rest to heal, this would be a good time to play with the embroidery machine and try out some of the techniques and designs I never seem to have time to play around with. I have a UFO that is a flannel and denim rag quilt that has been hanging around for a couple of years now. I started it to have a nice warm, cozy couch type quilt. The colors are all autumn and I planned to embroider leaves in some of the denim blocks. This weekend I finally started the embroidery!

I am very pleased with the results and can't wait to get the rest of them (20 total) done and put the quilt together!

Have a Pieceful Day!


Lea said...

Oooooh, this blanket is soooo cute. It's such a sweet gift for baby. *S*

Teresa said...

I can't wait to see it as well!

I love all the embroidery things you made. The baby blanket is just too sweet and the baby is too!

Kim said...

Very cool stuff--the towels look particularly cute! I'm glad you've found something fun to do while your hand gets better!

Verry Sherry said...

lots of eye candy in this post! love the leaves. nice work.

FabricMom said...

Great embroidery. The towels are too cute and so is the blanket. I can't wait to see the denim top finished.

Mary said...

I love the leaves on the denim, what a great idea. The Easter receiving blanket was very cute too.