Mexican folk art was a huge inspiration for not only my Fiesta collection, but also for my embroidery pattern. I love folk art embroidered peasant blouses and dresses. I'm drawn to the vivid colors and symmetrical design elements. The motifs themselves are simple, but composed of so many different elements, makes such a bold and striking statement. The tightly packed embroidery and boldness of colors just make me smile.
Quilt blog entries Tagged as 'embroidery'
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With the return of Rhapsody of Reds and Symphony of Blues, so comes the return of my Cartouche embroidered pillow! What's great about this design, is it's striking appearance as well as it's versatility. I took some of the main circular motifs from the Rhapsody & Cartouche prints and had fun with the placement of my design, by deliberately having the motifs cut off.
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The last of 12, the January Candle Mat is a flurry of snowflakes. I just had to add a bit of embroidered snowflakes to round out our final FREE candle mat. Made from our Quilter's Candy again, I used Solid-White, Swirls-Patriot Blue, Classic Dot-Cerulean, Solid-Sea Breeze, and Multi Stripe-Tidal Wave.
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As a young girl I purchased pre-printed pillowcases from a local five-n-dime store. The images were sweet, quaint, and creatively stimulating. The colors were beautiful and the embroidery threads luscious. I enjoyed creating such a project in this FREE Emboidered Pillowcase Pattern with a bit more of a modern flair, and designed it with a holiday theme. The design is so simple, it can be embroidered in a day! Try it, it's free!
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Awe, isn't he so cute?! Perfect for the holiday season, this little snowman will bring a joyful cheer to your home. The December Candle Mat is constructed from Quilter's Candy fabric options. Applique, embroidery and half-square-triangles (HST) make up this cheerful project. I'm sure you'll want to make a number of them as gifts for friends and family. Certainly a quick sew, and easily created in a couple of hours. You just need to be careful which way you turn the HSTs.