Thursday, August 26, 2010

Embroidered hearts quilt top

The embroidered hearts baby quilt top is finished!I had to change the fabrics from my first idea and so I used this sweet pink check to go with the striped pink fabric. I'm really happy with the mix of a stripe, check and floral.

This is the sixth heart...once again, these are the true colors.
I had done several hearts when I decided that I wanted to use a Disappearing 9 Patch for the setting...I liked the idea that I would get an asymmetrical quilt. I wanted all of the embroidered blocks in the left corner so I had to turn the blocks around to get what I wanted. Definitely easier to decide to use a D9P before doing the embroidery-you can see that I used a plain white square in one corner.... I could turn the block how I wanted it and then mark the embroidery.
Here's that block-just starting the embroidery with the block all sewn.
I used 3 D9P blocks-one with white squares in each corner, one with pink check and one with white squares (embroidered) in two corners and pink check in the other corners...really an easy peasy way to sew the blocks!

I hope this counts as my first quilt for the Striped Quilt Challenge at Love Laugh Quilt-it is only one striped fabric but I still had to think about how I wanted the stripe going...clearly I chose that it always went one way.

I'm linking to Finished for Friday at Lit and Laundry and Sew and Tell at Amylouwho. Stop by and see all the wonderful finishes.

33 comments:

Barb said...

Just lovely....

Nicole said...

This is so sweet. I was really hoping the hearts were fabric so I could go out and find it, but of course something that pretty was embroidered. Wonderful job!

Tawny said...

This is just precious. I love it. Great work!

Haylee said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!! Some day I'm going to purchase a machine that does embroidery.

trish said...

Oh my goodness, that is so pretty. I especially love your embroidery. Your stitching is just beautiful. :o)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Seams Inspired said...

Oh, Miri - This is just beautiful! I love the colors. Your embroidery is exquisite! Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)
Larri at Seams Inspired

ktquilts said...

Love those embroidered hearts! The colors are beautiful!!!

Blessings,

KT

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

This is stunning. I just love the colours. I bet this one becomes an heirloom.

Cecily said...

Thi is a fabulous quilt! I REALLY need to learn how to embroider! It's beautiful.

beth said...

I love the embroidery on this one! lovely!

P. said...

It's so pretty, and your embroidery on the hearts is just gorgeous! I like how it all works together too.

Muddling Through said...

Miri, it is absolutely gorgeous. And it shows that you put a lot of thought and planning into it. Some little baby's mother is going to be so happy! Great job.

Pokey said...

This is so sweet, your embroidery flowers make such a difference. Nice job!

Susan said...

Beautiful! Good eye for color and pattern--love the stripes. Nice finish.

Nina... said...

So beautiful. A lot of love went into making this gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

So sweet! Such a lovely mix of quilting and embroidery. Simply fabulous!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Beautiful work on the embroidery and the colors are so pretty!

Anne Maskell said...

oh it is beautiful! You do such fabulous work!

Stephanie said...

Wow! So pretty!!!!! I wish I had sewing talent!!!

Jan said...

All those beautifully embroidered hearts make my heart happy! This is truly a gorgeous quilt!

Leslie said...

his embroidery is so pretty and delicate...great finish

Melissa said...

Okay, the technical stuff went way over my head but I love the results.

lemonadegal said...

This is just beautiful - perfect for a little girl! I think the fabrics are so fresh and go well together. Thank you for sharing. It is just beautiful.

Oh Sew Addicted said...

Just stopping by from Friday Sew and Tell! Love your work!

carla louise
www.ohsewaddicted.com

La Maison Reid said...

I absolutely love the colors of this quilt. Reminds me of the pink gingham one I made my daughter 32 years ago! So many quilts I see today are not colors I would ever put together. I have two quilts in the works (one an appliqué, one embroidered) and hope to SOMEDAY get them out and finish them. Too many crafts to try, first!
xoxo
Nancy

amylouwho said...

i love your embroidery! It's so pretty!

PatriciaRaeDesigns said...

oh I just love quilts I really want to make one someday...someday :) thank you for commenting on my blog means a lot

Amanda
http://patriciaraedesigns.blogspot.com/

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

This quilt is just stunning! Beautiful work!

Micki said...

The quilt is gorgeous and your work is incredible!
Micki

Rita E said...

Wow, this is lovely! So much work and talent ... such beautiful hearts! Love it!

Sammy said...

Simply beautiful.

Love,

-samya :-)

Roslyn said...

It's adorable Miri & I haven't seen that version of D9P before! I love it.

Wendy said...

Oh wow, how beautiful is this! So much hard work has gone into it. I entertain dreams of making an embroidered quilt myself... one day!