Wednesday, April 21

Petticoats and Posies...

I think I'll take a little break from hand-quilting my Dolly and Dresden plate quilt and do some embroidery...gosh hand-quilting takes so long to do...seems like I'll never get this quilt quilted!...
It's so big to handle and turn while quilting around the Dresden's...I'm thinking now, why didn't I do this in the Quilt-As-You-Go, it would have been so much easier..
There's a link in my sidebar for a QAYG tutorial...♥


I worked a little on this embroidery last night, very soft and so pretty. When it gets made up into a quilt, the right colours in the quilt fabrics will bring out the colours in the embroidery.
This is what I've done so far...I love the soft vintage look charm of this crinoline ..This design is by Brenda Ryan, a very talented Aussie embroidery designer..

Have a nice day...it's almost like spring here, beautiful sunny weather...♥

28 comments:

  1. It's so nice seeing your Dresdens and dollies again! That's such a beautiful quilt! I haven't hand quilted anything in a long time, but I know it takes a while. You deserve a break from it. And that stitchery is so pretty! :0)

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  2. WOW! This is gorgeous...hang in there, it is worth it!

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  3. So pretty and perfectly girly. I just love seeing your threads all bundled together. The colours are gorgeous

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  4. Those Dollies and Dresdens are just gorgeous. I just love it every time I see it. :-)
    Cheers
    Lynne

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  5. Julia it's so lovely. Hand quilting does take a long time. But somehow I like it so much better than by machine.

    I love your new profile header! That is awesome:)

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  6. Keep plugging away at the hand quilting. You will be rewarded in the end. Soft and pretty are the colors no one can resist. Loved this post.

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  7. I love that Dolly and Dresden quilt, it will be more beautiful with hand quilting on. Emboidery will be relaxing too. I wish I ccould hand quilt or do embroidery right now!
    Hugs
    Nat

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  8. That dolly and dresden quilt is so beautiful!!! Wonderful prints used. I also really like your header photo. Nice the way you put them all together.

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  9. I thought hand quilting is tedious for me because i'm a first timer...after hand quilting a table runner...i'm planning to learn machine quilting...lol..your embroidery progress looks pretty

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  10. OMG Julia, I am loving the new header photo, you are so talented.
    hugs Deb

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  11. Oh Julia is very nice my dear frends
    Hugs
    Deni

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  12. çok güzel olmuş..Antalya-TÜRKİYE

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  13. I admire all women that can do beautiful handquilting. My expertise is very limited in this area. It will be worth all the work when it is finished though, handquilted quilts are so lovely to snuggle under.

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  14. I love the freedom of moving from one project to another. The trick is to finish and that I haven't totally mastered. Always something new and enticing on the horizon. Your new photo is inspiring - all your own work?

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  15. The quilt will be gorgeous but I know what you mean with the hoop turning and bulk to wrestle with. I love those stitcheries, so beautiful and delicate.

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  16. Julia, your quilt will be so pretty...love your stitcheries too.
    Have a good day!

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  17. Both projects look beautiful.

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  18. The dollies and Dresdens are lovely to see again. I've quilted several quilts in sections, and it's always so much easier on the shoulders and the neck and the peace of mind, doing it in manageable segments.

    I'll join in the group praising your new header. Somebody's been playing in Picasa again. It's such a lovely way to display so many of your projects.

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  19. Both are equally lovely...and we do what we feel like doing...in time you'll want to get back to it...it is so pretty!!

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  20. Pretty stitchery!

    I hand quilt in a floor frame so no turning the hoop but its too easy to just forget about the quilt in the frame. I once left a quilt there a year before I finally sat down and finished it.

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  21. Love your new header, looks fantastic!
    Your Dolly and Dresden quilt is just so beautiful; yes do take your time hand quilting it, it needs an equally beautiful finish.
    With five children I have learnt that patience can be a learned thing too!

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  22. All your work is fantastic...I love your doll and dresden quilt...hang in there because it looks great so far.

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  23. I so love seeing your quilt with the dolly border!

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  24. You are so right such soft and pretty colors. You do wonderful work, there is so much detail! It is funny what we like and do not like in quilting, I just love to hand quilt. But would not be able to make this girl! Can't wait to see what fabrics you will use with her!

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  25. Such a pretty quilt and I love the sweet colors in this new embroidery Julia. Hope you are enjoying your day.

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  26. Hand quilting does take time but it is so beautiful. Thanks for the heads up on the tutorial. I didn't even realize itwas there.

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  27. The dollies and Dresdens together make for a very unique quilt!
    Micki

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  28. Such a romantic stitchery, Julia...I love it!
    I also love your quilt. I know it's a hard slog right now, but it will be so beautiful when its finished. :-)

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