Monday, January 20, 2014

Embroidery fun

After a whirlwind trip for the baptism of our new GD I was able to spend yesterday working on part 2 of the Soupçon Hexagon QAL. In this part we were to add embroidery details around the center star. I had visions of creating my own embroidery pattern but fell in love with these leaves and berries that Karen used in her design. She provided a tutorial as well and I am just delighted with how they turned out and it was so fun working with the variegated thread that I already had.

And it seems to be a perfect match to this focus fabric that hope to use as a possible border for this project. It is amazing how this little embroidery adds so much detail. I even added a tiny touch to the center of the circle that I had appliqued onto the center hexagon in Part 1. I am having such fun with this QAL! Many thanks to Karen at Faeries and Fibers for this great project.

 

 

21 comments:

Karen H said...

Heather, you did a great job. Isn't it wonderful how a few little details can really jazz up a block? I really love what you've done and your extra fabric will make a lovely border at the end! Thanks so much for sharing your block!

Cissa K said...

Lovely work. I can't wait to work on mine. Thanks for sharing.

Bev said...

AKKKK! Your block is AMAZING and beautiful! Thanks for sharing--it's so inspiring! XO

Thimbleanna said...

Oh So Pretty! I love the dimension that the embroidery adds!

Oops-Lah said...

wow Heather, this is just gorgeous.

Anne Marieke said...

Gorgeous work, Heather!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Love it! The embroidery adds so much to the block and really highlights the fabric.

Brandie said...

It's perfect! The colors are gorgeous! It's the frosting to your star. Perfect

Rachaeldaisy said...

Fussy cutting and embroidery - I can see why you're enjoying this project!! It looks absolutely wonderful!!

Cardygirl said...

Just so pretty!

Michele Hill said...

Love, love that embroidery Heather! I could sit all day adding these touches to my quilts….it makes your block really "sing" xx

Barb said...

That is so beautiful!!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, and Gorgeous. Fantastic fabrics as well.

Every Stitch said...

Looks like you are having a lot of creative fun with that - so pretty!

Karen said...

Love these colors. Did you do the embroidery by hand or machine? It looks perfect to frame the center.

Carrie P. said...

yes, the leaves and berries are perfect for your star. I hope to start my embroidery tomorrow.

Kel said...

Omgosh, I'm going to do this one
so Many quilts...... ;)

Janet said...

My goodness, your block looks gorgeous with the fussy cutting and the embroidered stems. I love your colours too.

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...
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Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Hey HEATHER! Love your projects you are working on! I'm so glad you are feeling well enough to get so much beauty sewn! I especially love the hexirpe star. Wish I had time to work on that quilt, but not for a while...I will enjoy watching all of these beauties as you sew them!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

I love everything about this block, the blue and green fabrics, the amazing fussy cutting and the beautiful embroidery. You are soooo tempting me with this project but already too many on the go....this is how blogland can drive you crazy :)