Quilts · Textile Art

Christmas decorations & baby quilt embroidery

I spent the weekend cutting out paper snowflakes and stars. The star pattern is from PaperMatrix, and the snowflake patterns are mostly from Whitney Lunt’s snowflake pattern book (alas, my skills do not extend to snowflake design!).

I might make a tutorial on the stars, as the instructions on the website were less than easy to figure out.

Fleet of Stars #002 Woven (pattern by PaperMatrix)
Fleet of Stars #002 Woven (pattern by PaperMatrix)
Flock of Snowflakes
Snowflakes gathering near the Mountains of Boxes

Before that, however, I spent an evening or two embroidering a few squares on the baby quilt. We don’t know yet whether it is a boy or a girl, so I am trying to keep the designs as generic as possible 🙂

sunshine embroidery-- Rebecca Górzyńska

The two thick circles inside the sun are a cool composite stitch, interlaced chain stitch. You might be able to see I used two slightly different yellows for the chain stitch and the lacing.

snowflake embroidery-- Rebecca Górzyńska red heart embroidery-- Rebecca Górzyńska pink heart embroidery-- Rebecca Górzyńska

The outside of the pink heart is half-interlaced chain stitch (tutorial). The little “spikes” are where I tacked down the pink lacing to make it less floppy.

pink flower red heart embroidery-- Rebecca Górzyńska maple leaf embroidery-- Rebecca Górzyńska I love you hearts embroidery-- Rebecca Górzyńska

A quote from Bambi…

drip drip drop embroidery-- Rebecca Górzyńska

… and one from a song my mom used to sing when I was a baby 🙂

baby boats embroidery-- Rebecca Górzyńska4 blocks embroidery-- Rebecca Górzyńska

The larger picture… the pink square is the very center of the quilt. More blocks will be embroidered soon!

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3 thoughts on “Christmas decorations & baby quilt embroidery

  1. Baby boats of silver blue, floating out to sea…Only don’t forget to sail back again to me…Sail baby, sail away, far across the sea…Only don’t forget to sail back again to me…

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