All about that embroidery

Hello, void.  I hope you are well.  I am ok.  Not making the best choices always.  But never giving up.

A few weeks ago I was at my parents’ for dinner and my mom showed me this cool embroidery project in a quilting magazine.  You melt crayons on fabric and then backstitch around the image.  I loved it because it was a lot of color and only the backstitch is required.  I created this little hummingbird.IMG_4074

I loved the end product – and so made some little cutie pie images using this technique to be included in a quilt for my favorite 1-year old.

I interspersed these with some pieced blocks and made a color explosion of a quilt.  I really didn’t have a cohesive color plan with this quilt – focusing more on the fun i-spy blocks.  The result reminds me of my childhood.  Kids’ stuff was brightly colored – there was no curation – just SPLASH!

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This quilt was a lot of sewing.  I thought this would cure the embroidery bug.

It didn’t.

I found namaste embroidery on the Instragrams and watched her little videos over and over and over again.  And then I watched her longer videos and made her free beginner project.

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Just too adorable, right?  And so so so much easier than I thought it would be.  And so much faster than making a quilt.  This took me about 2 swoon blocks worth of time.  🙂

And then I bought all of the patterns and all of the embroidery thread and delighted in what a cheap hobby this is, especially compared to quilting.  This was the second thing I made, also a pattern by namaste embroidery.

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And now I have two other projects underway.  This darling little succulent and floral pattern.

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And this sweet little christmas pattern.  Based on another namaste embroidery pattern, with some additions by me.  These pine branches/leaves are beyond fun to make.

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I did a lot of patchwork/quilting over the long weekend.  Not abandoning that anytime soon.  But embroidery is the bomb.  I won’t be able to get back to it for a couple days.  Let’s hope I can keep by shit together until then.

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