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I have been working through the decisions on how to finish my Bee Happy embroidery from the October online class with Julie of Clever Poppy. Should it be mounted in a round wooden frame like Julie taught in the class? It just wasn't "me".
I wanted it to become a little quilted treasure, but couldn't find the right border fabric. Finally it appeared in my stash and I knew it was "the one"! I attached a narrow border, picked out some threads and started quilting.
I want to give it just a little bit of quilting to hold the design in place and add a bit of texture. I don't want something like the heavy quilting crosshatch design that I did on my word meditation embroidery. So I started by quilting along some of the stems and around the jar.
And then I felt like quilting 1/4" inside the border. I marked the line with a hera marker and I'll see if I like how it looks or not. If not, I'll just snip it out and try something else.
This is what I'll be stitching today.
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I think your quilting looks fine, I like the stitching 1/4" from the edge.
That fabric is perfect for your embroidery. I am looking forward to seeing the finished piece.
That is the perfect border fabric for that project. I have the same hera marker. I think I got it when I bought my collar point turner thing when I was 14. I remember riding my moped to town and buying it with money I made from mowing lawns. Oh the hobby of collecting quilting tools was in my blood back then. You know it's a good one if I've held on to it for so many years. Happy stitching!
You did find the perfect border fabric. Happy slow stitching today.
I love finishing up embroidery designs with a pretty border and some hand quilting! I think you found the perfect border for yours. Happy stitching today, Kathy!
That's so pretty! Love the border fabric. Maybe trace (and possible extend) the bee trail with quilting? I have used this finish on a couple of cross stitch projects and intend to do at least a couple of others if I can find the right quilt fabric. I often just outline the border in the ditch and call it good, though. Sometimes simplest is best.
It is so great that your stash had the perfect fabric!
That border fabric is perfect! Your quilting looks lovely. Happy Stitching!
I do like your little jam jar of flowers and that's a pretty border to go with it. Have a nice day stitching!
I love that you are putting the extra work into your little embroidery to make it a wallhanging. You are right, you found the perfect blue fabric for the border. Amazing it was there all along just needed to be found!!
The perfect border for your project, I love it! I love the embroidery. Happy stitching!
Happy stitching/quilting, Kathy.
So nice that just the right fabric appeared! This is so cute.
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