Thursday, January 30, 2014

the tale of two buttonhole stitches

I managed to add a couple more ditties to my Bohemian quilt yesterday : )

I used two different buttonhole/blanket stitches.
Do you call them buttonhole or blanket stitches?  I have some research
to do, because I am not certain there is any difference!

I used a regular buttonhole stitch on my willy nilly piece.

buttonhole stitch

I used a closed buttonhole stitch on my circle embroidery.

closed buttonhole stitch

Now I am ready to stitch up more fun ; )


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

slowly working on my bohemian quilting

I am starting to add some pieces to the quilt top!


As I said in the beginning, I am calling this Bohemian Quilting because
I am combining my love of quilting with a love of embroidery.
Now that said, I am no expert on embroidery, and that makes this journey
even more fun.  I will hopefully be learning as I sew(stitch)!

Time to pull out the big guns : )


Monday, January 27, 2014

little quilt monday~~~l o v e stitches

I made another L O V E mini quilt, but this time I didn't paper piece
the letters.  I used improv piecing, and I am anxious to try and
make the entire alphabet that way!

pick stitch

The fabric is a from my AMH stash and some Robert Kaufman Essex.

My crazy pick stitching was so much fun and the linen
made it easy!  I have wanted to stitch something up like
this for a while, and this small piece was the perfect way to begin….
I will be pick stitching again ; )

This little mini measures 9" X 12".


Thursday, January 23, 2014

l o v e mini quilt

I finished my L O V E mini quilt.  It is a paper piece pattern 
that is found here.   I don't attempt paper piecing very often, but I had
no problem making this little gem : )

I like to work with linen and enjoyed playing with the
Radiant Orchid palette.

You know I love to quilt with the big stitch!

I am not much of a paper piecer, but I found out I can do it
when the pieces aren't very small!


2014 Pantone Quilt Challenge: Radiant Orchid

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

more bohemian quilting

I am working on the stitching for my bohemian quilt.
Here are a few of the pieces that I have done:

I am waiting to sew them to the quilt top….I have a few
more things that I want to add : )  What fun!


paper piecing love

It isn't true that I love to paper piece, but I am paper piecing  L O V E.
I have had this free pattern for several years, and I finally decided to give it a try.

I looked through my stash for the Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid, and I
found some of my Amy Butler stash that I believe worked well for this project!

I made these letters the full pattern size(8.5"X11").
Next time I may try them at 50% for a smaller mini quilt.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

bohemian quilting

I have started a personal adventure that I am calling Bohemian Quilting.
It is a fun way for me to combine my love of quilting with my love of  embroidery.
I have much to learn and should be a wonderful, creative journey!

This is the quilt top that I am going to transform with Bohemian Quilting.

The first step is a strip of lace....who knows what will be added next : )

This is going to be fun!