Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Day of the Dead Embroidery

I knew I wasn't done with outline embroidery after finishing the Robot Quilt, but I wasn't sure what to do next. A friend recommended Urban Threads, and I was off to the races again.

 (larger hoop)

(Despite my Grandma's best tutelage, the back of my embroidery does not look as nice as the front).

I'm going to make several larger blocks, in assorted sizes, and build a quilt around them.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Robots Completed

Now to make the quilt...

And my granddaughter (AKA Voracious Reader) wanted to learn embroidery this weekend. This is her very first project! Pretty darn cool, if I say so myself!

Monday, April 6, 2015

More Robots

My mom and grandma taught my sisters and I how to do this kind of embroidery when I was eight or so, about the same time they taught me to knit. For awhile, no pillowcase in the county was safe from iron-on transfers. I hadn't done any in many years, and I had forgotten how much fun it is. I'm having a blast with these guys.

And, of course, I sing this song as I work...

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Robots and Quilts

I got a couple of new quilt templates. The apple core one is fiddly but not difficult. It's easier to sew the curved seams on the machine than I expected.

I don't know what I'll do with the template yet- this is just a sample block from leftover 5" pieces. Evidently, every couple of years, I feel the need to buy precut collections whose colors are very similar...

The half-hex is also fiddly, but it works pretty well (ignore the far right row- it got off somehow). I do like how this goes together though. I'm intrigued. This is a sample block too- both of these will go in a jumble quilt eventually.

This herringbone pattern went together quickly- these are all leftover fabrics. I guess I have a pink and green phase every couple of years too.

And I'm still working on the robot embroidery. It's such fun.

Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!

They're spaced so that the embroidered part can be an 8" block, which I will sash with rainbow colored strips.