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  • Embroidery/Stitchery

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    • Total submissions: 33
    • Total countries: 11
    • Total provinces: 1
    • Total states: 13

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  • 4 seasons

    4 seasons (25" x 25")
    By: beaquilter, North Carolina, USA
    Blog: beaquilter

    I embroidered these blocks on my embroidery machine a while ago, it's the same tree, just changed the thread colors and omitted the leaves on the winter tree. The designed the quilt in EQ7 as a log cabin and made them match the blocks, densely quilted feathers and bubbles and lines all over quilt.

  • A Gardeners' Journal

    A Gardeners' Journal (58.5" x 58.5")
    By: Linda Gilli, California, USA
    Blog: Stray Stitches

    I revisited my love of embroidery and gardening while making this quilt.

  • Anthony's Quilt

    Anthony's Quilt (36" x 48")
    By: Tina Gilley, Florida, USA
    Blog: Quilting For Enjoyment

    I made this baby quilt for my grandson. The outside border has beige grossgrain ribbon and metalic fabric for dog leashes.

  • Birdie Stitches

    Birdie Stitches (42" x 56")
    By: Mary on Lake Pulaski, Minnesota, USA
    Blog: Mary on Lake Pulaski

    This quilt is a BOM from Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby blog. I completed all the embroidery and patchwork, then put the quilt together and sent it to Mary Flynn of Quilt Hollow for her custom longarm quilting.

  • Black Rose

    Black Rose (42" x 42")
    By: Pauline, United Kingdom

    Machine Embroidery and pierced quilt topper

  • Calyx

    Calyx (17" x 20")
    By: Maria, Germany
    Blog: Marias Quiltbox

    Project 2 for my embroidery class. Kona Cotton and Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

  • Child of God

    Child of God (15" x 12")
    By: Kristen, Minnesota, USA
    Blog: Meadowbrook

    I was a little girl who always wore my blonde hair in pigtails, and I loved playing in the garden. When I found the pattern for this embroidery I fell in love with it. I had some left over charms from Dilly Dally and knew they would be perfect to make this into a pillow

  • Circles of Life

    Circles of Life (46" x 58")
    By: Jenny of Elefantz, Australia
    Blog: Elefantz

    The quilt has 12 blocks, six of them are the feature blocks. Every 'circle' in the quilt tells a story.

    Sewing Circle
    Full Circle
    Prayer Circle
    Circle of Life
    Circles of Trust
    Circle of Friendship

    Each block has an abundance of hand embroidery, and a bit of applique. This quilt is my ow

  • Couverture afghane

    Couverture afghane (56" x 64")
    By: Marianne, Switzerland
    Blog: Malice

    this quilt is made ​​of squares embroidered by Afghan women Laghami. Pascale Goldenberg project initiated http://www.deutsch-afghanische-initiative.de/projekte/frauenprojekte/stickprojekt_laghmani.html
    http://picasaweb.google.com/114035957436176535199?gsessionid=V7bC818Kyq04aBe7NhjmOg

  • Dutch Kids Quilt

    Dutch Kids Quilt (90" x 86")
    By: Betty Baerg, Arizona, USA

    Designed by Marlene Baerg Oddie in 2005 to use the embroidered blocks I had made in the late 1940s. Marlene wanted me to have a project to distract me from the breast cancer diagnosis. She provided all the materials from her travels at that time. It took me 3 years to hand piece and hand quilt it.

  • Floral Quilt

    Floral Quilt (52" x 66")
    By: Diamant, Australia
    Blog: Rambling around my Life

    These six cross stitch pictures are from Thea Gouvernour's "Flower Portraits in Cross Stitch". They were combined with six rural scenes from Back Home Again from Wilmington Prints then surrounded by groups of soft floral and leafy prints

  • Flowers all around

    Flowers all around (21" x 21")
    By: Turid Bakken, Norway
    Blog: Den syende himmel

    This stitchery is made on a Janome sewing machine. It was so fun to do. I made it for my sister's round table, with her favorite colors.

  • Gardener's Journal Quilt

    Gardener's Journal Quilt (50" x 50")
    By: Terry Giet, Ohio, USA
    Blog: Terry's Treasures

    I bought the pattern for this quilt, and never got around to making it. Then some blog friends were doing a quilt along using this pattern, so I decided to join them. I'm glad I did because I just love this quilt! The pattern is from Anni Downs. :0)

  • Grandma's Thimbles

    Grandma's Thimbles (56" x 56")
    By: Cathy Parker, California, USA

    I collect antique silver thimbles. I designed this bluework quilt which represents many thimbles in my collection. I love it. It is hanging above my bed. It was machine quilted by Karen Gehring. If you are interested, I have it available as a pattern, from my website, www.quiltingbeedesigns.com.

  • Handbag

    Handbag (16" x 18")
    By: Berit Hansen, Norway
    Blog: lappeguri

    Made this handbag for my friend, she love owls and use the handbag all the time:-)

  • Happy Honu

    Happy Honu (19" x 22")
    By: Sharon Scott, California, USA

    This is a Sylvia Pippen design. I was taught how to Sashiko by Sylvia, she is the best! Fun, fun, fun!

  • Hills and Fields in Alabama

    Hills and Fields in Alabama (16" x 14.7")
    By: Gene Black, Alabama, USA
    Blog: Gene Black an Alabama Artist and Quilter

    This quilt was inspired by watching Carol Waugh on "The Quilt Show" I was amazed at the work she did using a combination of machine decorative stitches and hand embroidery.
    This is my first completed piece in this style. I used my background in abstract art to design the work as I went.

  • Home Sweet Home

    Home Sweet Home (31" x 35")
    By: sheila Craigie, Australia

    Hand embroidered from a Commercial Pattern but with mine own additional embroidery and piecing pattern.

  • Incrusted Ferns

    Incrusted Ferns (20" x 20")
    By: Masha (ashenka), Russian Federation
    Blog: cozy handmade

    it was my photo from spring forest. then I created pattern for embroidery, then embroidered :), and, from this center piece gone a wall-hanging. hand quilted and hand embroidered.

  • Lace and Embroidery

    Lace and Embroidery (100" x 110")
    By: Isabell, United Kingdom

    My quilt is made from Dupion Silk with hand embroidered fine cotton blocks appliqued onto the silk. Lace edgings have been added to create a gentle soft look to the quilt.
    The lines for the pattern embroidery from a past issue of Inspirations Magazine (AU).
    Bullion, french knot, chain stitches.

  • Mayflower - may flowers

    Mayflower - may flowers (20" x 13")
    By: Leonie, Germany
    Blog: strandkorbtraum

    Everyone has to start at some point - the little scene was my second quilt and I did it for a Doll Quilt Swap this May - it was themed "may flowers" and as I wondered how a flower pattern could look I decided to stich them, as I'm no regular stitcher I turned the other half into the Mayflower.

  • Mui Rojo Loco (I'm crazy for Red)

    Mui Rojo Loco (I'm crazy for Red) (52.5" x 52.5")
    By: Kathleen Dieter, Tennessee, USA

    Red work embroidery and log cabin bloks combined to make this challenge quilt. I made this in 2002 for The Heritage Quilt Guild Challenge in Athens Tn.

  • Mushroom Life In The Forest

    Mushroom Life In The Forest (38.9" x 42.1")
    By: Juditzsuzsanna, Belgium
    Blog: Judit Balint's Handicrafts

    Can you imagine how mushrooms live in the forest? I tried to imagine it and I made this quilt. This quilt is made of several embroidered squares and a 3D butterfly applique with beautiful matching colors. Enjoy it!

  • Nursery Rhymes

    Nursery Rhymes (78" x 78")
    By: Gail in NB, New Brunswick, Canada
    Blog: Love To Quilt

    The patterns are old...from the 30's and reprinted in our local newspaper back in 2003...I've always loved to embroider and combining it with my favourite past time of quilting just seemed to be the thing to do. Muslin and taupe floss .

  • Paradise

    Paradise (18" x 34")
    By: Ingrid Behnke, Germany

    This quilt is made from my wedding dress.
    It shows a paradise bird, symbolising that I have the best husband ever since we married 37 years ago.

  • Passport to Freedom

    Passport to Freedom (40" x 40")
    By: suzyhomemaker, Illinois, USA
    Blog: Suzanne's Specialty Wall Quilts

    Passport to Freedom.....husband's reflections of escaping from border patrol duty from Czech army into Austria at age 18, working for his passport, plane ticket and $50 to come to the freedom of America and settling in Chicago area...Dekalb /Cortland Illinois area to be specific.

  • Patchwork Heart Pillow

    Patchwork Heart Pillow (14" x 13")
    By: Heidi Grohs, Texas, USA
    Blog: Buttons and Butterflies

    A pillow I made for my studio a few months after the loss of my daughter. It is entirely made of scraps, including a spare napkin I had laying around. The heart is paper pieced. The design and saying are from a book in my collection. It was truly a healing project!

  • Raggedy and Friends (in Chocolate)

    Raggedy and Friends (in Chocolate) (61.4" x 77.5")
    By: Elzaan @ Huisvlyt, Mauritius
    Blog: Huisvlyt

    This quilt was designed and hosted as a BOM by Kaaren Johnson from The Painted Quilt in 2010/2011. Kaaren made her quilt as a scrappy quilt. My version is made in shades of brown, to give it the chocolate look. Friendships were formed and I learned a few new techniques. I completed it in April 2012.

  • Raggedy Friends

    Raggedy Friends (56" x 72")
    By: Sharon Vrooman, New York, USA

    This was a BOM designed by Kaaren Johnsten. Loved all the sticheries and I hand quilted with matching floss. Of course - lots of buttons for embellishments.

  • Sea-alphabet for Celine

    Sea-alphabet for Celine (39" x 43")
    By: Marjo B-W, Netherlands
    Blog: MBWquilts en andere stofzaken

    I cross-stitched an sea-alphabet for my granddaughter Celine. Just before finishing I thought: I don't need to copy this exactly, I'm more creative than that. I cut all letters out and combined them with courthouse steps blocks. And this is the result!

  • Slime MOld

    Slime MOld (18" x 18")
    By: WaggonsWest, Missouri, USA
    Blog: Twas Brillig and

    Slime mold was inspired by an microscope image from Scientific American wisted by my swap partner. I don't know what it is, but Slime Mold seemed to fit, thus the name. It includes raw edge applique, hand dyed fabric, embroidery, beading, machine and hand quilting.

  • Summer magic!

    Summer magic! (12" x 24")
    By: Sue Trevor, United Kingdom
    Blog: Crafts@Home

    Crazy Patchwork Quilt, embellished with buttons, beads and embroidery threads, please visit my blog to see this in much more detail :)

  • Tatum's Baby Blanket

    Tatum's Baby Blanket (40" x 40")
    By: Shirley, Oklahoma, USA
    Blog: comfortquilts.blogspot.com

    I was happy to make this quilt for gdaughters baby. She said "Oh grandma its a girl" This was backed up by the next two ultrasound. Then its a boy. Hurry. Its Machine pieced and embroidery. You can see another image of it on my blog http://comfortquilts.blogspot.com/2011/03/tatums-quilt-close-up.htm