QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern called "Twelve Days of Christmas"..

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

SAMPLER FINISH

The "Spring Sampler" is complete!
The pattern I used is by Bonnie Sullivan of "All Through the Night".  It was designed to be a framed piece.  Instead, I added the two framing borders and hand quilted it.  The sampler is a combination of wool and some embroidery on cotton.  The alphabet was meant to be satin stitch embroidery which I am not very good at.  Instead, I used wool.  I scanned the alphabet into the computer, reversed them, traced to the paper side of Heat 'n Bond Lite (using a light table), and then fused it to dark brown wool.  I used small, sharp embroidery scissors to cut out the letters.  The cotton fabric was placed over the sampler pattern on the light table so that I had a guide for placement of all the parts.  I then slid a June Taylor pressing board under the fabric and fused the pieces as best as I could.  Anything that did not fuse well because of thickness, I used a dab or two of glue to hold in place.  I used cotton thread to stitch the edges of the wool pieces but floss could just as well be used.  I also used wool for the bees instead of satin stitching.  Bonnie has other patterns with wool and stitched words that I like but I think this is going to be the only one I do.

Back to my stitching.

Karen

25 comments:

  1. Great idea to use the wool for the lettering and bees. This looks wonderful! I'm not that good at satin stitching either but I'm working on it :-)

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  2. Aww I love it..it is looking so cute
    Big hugs x

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  3. I just love this Karen ! Another great finish !

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  4. Beautiful, Karen...I love Heat 'n bond light!!

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  5. Love it!! Will this be a wallhanging?

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  6. Beautiful! You did a fabulous job. Very sweet little quilt.

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  7. You SEW girl! Just look at you! Another superb piece from your hands.

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  8. That really looks beautiful as a quilt. I have a few that are framed and I do prefer to add a border.

    Debbie

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  9. Looks great. Thanks for explaining how to avoid satin stitching!
    Have a Merry Christmas, Karen.

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  10. I love to hear how quilters can reinvent a pattern to make it work for them. Yours is a great interpretation. Merry Christmas.

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  11. great finish! Love the sampler lettering!

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  12. See...another spectacular finish!! Thanks for tell us how you did it!! The letters are wonderful...and really pop!
    P

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  13. Very sweet! Your hand quilting gave it a yummy texture!

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  14. Another beautiful finish Karen!
    Your handwork is always so endearing - I love your work!

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  15. This is just beautiful Karen. What stitch did you use on your wool pieces? blessings, marlene

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  16. Beautiful work!
    Have a wonderful holiday.

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  17. This is so adorable! Substituting the wool for embroidery and adding the Baptist Fan quilting was so creative, and it gives the sampler that perfect "Karen" touch.

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  18. love how you made the letters! it is just perfect!

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