Somehow in the busyness of this week, I made time to finish up that bit of embroidery I started a little over a week ago. To be honest, after adding the patchwork border, I couldn't decide what else I wanted to include. That meant my snowman spent days up on the design wall waiting for inspiration to find me. That's okay, while one project needs time to "brew" I always have others to keep me busy. ;o)
|I used cash register paper as the foundation for sewing my scraps into the borders that frame the embroidery. Thanks, Maja!|
Anyways, I realized I was happy with only a scrappy border framing the embroidery, so I went ahead and used some 12wt quilting thread to quilt wavy lines through the borders. It's a nice change up to use the heavier weight thread for quilting. Having the thread show up adds a little substance to the borders.
Then, feeling like my project still needed something... I came up with adding sequins and beads to represent some sparkly snowflakes in the background (also works to anchor the embroidery piece to the batting and backing fabric). Did you notice that the beads in the "snowflakes" are pink, too? A fun detail that makes me smile.
|Love, love, love the rough texture of this piece of thrifted linen. Wish I had more of it!|
Look how the addition of those sequins gives just a bit of sparkle. Winter does have it's beauty, doesn't it?
Bright fabrics, linen, a snowman and some cute stitchery. My favourites!
Wishing you time enjoying your favourites this weekend!
I'm linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for
and with Vickey at Gingersnaps Quilts for
My lovely friend makes so many pretty projects using scraps that I call her a "scrap magician". She hosts a scrap challenge each month and this month, for fun, I'm entering with this post.
Guess what the prize is, if I win? Starts and ends with "S".... LOL
Sounds good, right?
So join me, Maja and the many others in making something with your scraps for
Maja's Scrap Challenge!
I just love your little wallhanging!ReplyDelete
It turned out real good and was something of the cutest I ever seen. The best with winter: All those snowmen!
This is absolutely darling!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love the pink!!!ReplyDelete
So cute, Katherine, as always! And I do love your little bird zipper pouches...may have to make some of those too. We are heading cross country to spend Christmas in Colorado with our daughter...wishing you the merriest of Christmas joy!ReplyDelete
this is so cute. The sparkly sequins bring it all together. Stay warm!ReplyDelete
it's just lovely! I love the addition of the sequinsReplyDelete
How cute!! And I always say you can never have too much pink. You've proved me right :D The sequins and beads are a perfect finishing touch. I really like the hot pink in your scrappy border too. Pretty!ReplyDelete
I'm nearly finished your Joy pillow. Work, Christmas and hockey games are keeping me out if the sewing room. The top is done and the backing is nearly ready. I just need to quilt the top and put it all together. I might have to skip the binding method if I want it on the sofa for Christmas. so far I LOVE it. I'll send pics when I'm done. :)
Beautiful wallhangning!!Merry Christmas to you from BambiReplyDelete
This is cute and fun on so many levels! You did a beautiful job on all the little details!ReplyDelete
I LOVE the embroidery on this, and all the pink detail simply pops with the wonderful framing. Great job!ReplyDelete
The little sequins and pink beads were the perfect way to finish this snowman embroidery! A fun piece!ReplyDelete
Nicely done! Have a wonderful Christmas!ReplyDelete
Perfect embellishments on an adorable stitchery - those snowflakes are adorable - the perfect finishing touch!ReplyDelete
Oh I just love your snowman quilt!ReplyDelete
I love the combination of embroidery, buttons, piecing, and quilting...just wonderful!ReplyDelete
This is adorable! Just popping in to wish you a wonderful Christmas!ReplyDelete
Lovely! This turned out really great.ReplyDelete
The stitched design is so cute and the border is perfectly festive for showing it off.ReplyDelete
Just telling you that you have a chance to win some scraps;-)ReplyDelete
Very cute! I see what you mean about the snowflakes. Thanks for the idea!ReplyDelete