A Gardener’s Alphabet embroidered quilt

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If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know that I’ve been working on this project for months; I finally finished all of the embroidery blocks, and after all that work, putting the blocks together into a quilt was the easiest part of the entire project.  Each block had a different size and shape, so I followed the layout from Crabapple Hill Studios when sewing them together.  I decided I wanted the quilt to be approximately twin-sized, so I added white borders 5-7″ wide to give me the right height and length dimensions.

I wanted some kind of rainbow effect as the backing, so I used stash fabric to create a “rainbow runner” down the back.

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Finally, I wanted to keep the quilting very simple, so as not to distract from the embroidery.  I used a zigzag stitch and stitched over each of the seams between the blocks.  I liked the zigzag better than just stitching in the ditch, because it shows up more and creates some demarcation between each block.

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The finished quilt is absolutely gorgeous, but not something I would want to put on a bed, because the hand embroidery is so easy to snag.  I’ve decided to hang it on one of our huge walls, where people will walk by and be able to appreciate the fine detail of the design and the work right at eye level.

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3 comments on “A Gardener’s Alphabet embroidered quilt

  1. Wow! That quilt is gorgeous. You must be so pleased with it.

  2. shannon hildenbrand

    July 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm Reply

    That is just gorgeous! You’re amazing Andrea!! :)

  3. Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing:)
    susan

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