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Weekly Quilt Contest: Embroidery/Stitchery

weekly quilt contest

The theme for this week’s contest is Embroidery/Stitchery. You can submit quilts, wall hangings, pillows, etc. as long as the item you enter is completely finished (i.e. bound and quilted).

Valerie from Pastimes Online is back as this week’s sponsor. She’s giving away a lovely embroidery kit to this week’s quilter with the most votes over the weekend.

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Hi all, thanks for having me back again Michele it’s always a pleasure to meet new quilters and show them something special to me. I’m Valerie from Pastimes Online. This week’s theme is embroidery, something that I only tried a couple of times a few years ago, then I wanted more and more projects that included stitching beautiful embroidery stitches – now I just can’t get enough.

Here’s one block from our Block of the Month called Vintage Sewing Machines, using simple stitches like stem, back-stitch and french knots – well maybe a few lazy daises too.

Casige Embroidery

Here’s our very own pattern, Chenille Scissor & Needle Keeper showing simple backstitch, french knots, whip stitch and stem stitch. These are such a great gift idea – this one was for my mom.

Scissor Keeper

Here’s one set of flowers off of the border to our Block of the Month in 2010 called A Kittens Tale, we changed the border completing 127 yo-yos including these gorgeous stems and leaves – completed in the stem stitch.

Applique on Silk

Here’s the completed top!

A Kittens Tale Top Finished

Here’s an egg from our newest Block of the Month, Every Bunny’s Welcome showing back-stitch and stem stitch – isn’t this super cute?


So as the sponsor this week, I’ve put together an embroidery kit including floss, needles, and a special pair of snip scissors by my all time favourite Scissor Manufacturer, Gingher – all my most favourite things to stitch with. The Floss is hand dyed Weeks Dye Works Floss – a dream to stitch with and I just love the names of each floss – they are so perfect! The needles are what I include in every kit as they give you a good range of sizes to see which one you may like the best.

Embroidery Kit

As always, I look forward to your comments and sending out the prize to the winner this week – how fun! I do have a quarterly NewsLetter, The Times if you’re interested in signing up.

Until next time, stay happy and creative,

Pastimes Online

Enter the Contest

Get your cameras out! To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your quilt photo by Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, June 25, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

Weekly Quilt Contest Links

Last Week’s Quilt Contest

Thanks to everyone who entered last week’s Quilts for Dad contest. Thanks also to the Fat Quarter Shop who donated four books for the winners. Congratulations to:

Margie Young

Betty Baerg


Corina Coombe

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This post was published on June 19th, 2012. Post topics: Special Features. Post tags: .

One Response to “Weekly Quilt Contest: Embroidery/Stitchery”

  1. This is absolutely the most beautiful quilt I have ever seen, I will someday have the experience to make this, I would love to do it in Blues

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