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Anyone do hand embroidery?

Old 09-07-2022, 01:53 PM
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Nice job! I just embroidered this finished this block. Unfortunately I cannot upload the picture.
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Old 09-07-2022, 03:19 PM
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Years ago I did hand embroidery but, now I just make quilts. My only hobby that I want to do in my spare time.
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Old 09-07-2022, 07:34 PM
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I still love to hand embroider and especially like Redwork. (I get frustrated changing colors). It's relaxing and easy to do in the car during road trips.
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Old 09-08-2022, 03:36 AM
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My mother taught me how to hand embroider when I was five and awaiting the birth of my only sibling. I made bibs for him. Wish I had one of them but alas they were not saved. I embroidered birth samplers for each of my children, trimmed my husband's hippie shirts back in the day and decorated my daughters' clothing. Love the process and like riding a bike, once you learned, you just get back on and stitch on no matter how long it has been. Time to relocate the passion for this needle craft.
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Old 09-08-2022, 08:44 AM
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A good place to find ideas to make your ufo blocks into something is at the bernina.com site. Also, look at the machine embroidery sites. Remember, not just for machine embroidery. A hand sewn block can be used that way too.

Besides quilts and throws, there are purses, pillows, zip up project bags, make-up or manicure bags, toys, sewing project holders, wall hangings, pockets on an apron, kitchen and bathroom hand towels, doilies and the list goes on. Just try thinking outside of the norm for a minute and see what you could make that you would enjoy using or seeing in your home.

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Old 09-08-2022, 09:29 PM
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Finished my flowers!

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Old 09-09-2022, 02:44 AM
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Love your blue and yellow flowers. Nice texture that adds additional interest to your work.
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Old 09-09-2022, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by LogCabin82 View Post
Finished my flowers!

Lovely! And the perfect display frame.
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Old 09-09-2022, 08:55 AM
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So pretty LogCabin!
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Old 09-09-2022, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by faykilgore View Post
I love hand embroidery and yours are stunning. I have 12 completed red work blocks that I did sitting in lectures and conferences. I have no idea what to do with them.
I don't know what kind of redwork you did, but there are some lovely quilts featuring redwork out there. I actually made some "curtain panels" for a cabinet my sister had in her kitchen. My blocks were redwork southern belles and it was a flat panel that attached inside the glass doors. My sister wanted to hide the stuff she stored inside the cabinet.
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