Deer Butterfly Mini Quilt

I love quilting and embroidery, so when I saw this gorgeous deer butterfly print by Michael Miller, I knew i had to make quilts and embroidery on it.deerbutterfly10

You don’t have to start with a blank canvas or even use iron on embroidery patterns to practice stitching. Pull interesting fabric from you stash and practice your embroidery.

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I wanted to make a min wall quilt with scraps from the quilt so I just cut out some squares and framed the deer. Added cotton batting to the back and started my random design.

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I started with simple lazy daisies, added straight stitch and french knots, then I went back and filled with lighter and darker colors in a straight stitch and outlines. I try to use 1, 2 and 3 strands of floss for texture while I stitch. It’s all unplanned. Just an exercise in stitching free style with no design.

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Soon this handsome deer had a floral wreath around his neck and a crown of flowers. It’s very spring and very me!  Finished size is approximately 12.5 x 9 inches

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Zombie Apocalypse Baby Bibs with Embroidery

It’s nice to finally get this project finished and in my shop with Fall just around the corner. I love embroidering on this cute fabric from Riley Blake’s Zombie Apocalypse fabric line and I intend to pick up the new line coming out later this fall. There are so many patterns for bibs with snaps, which I’m sure are convenient for busy moms but I miss the little tie bibs as they seem to last longer and these can be pressed back into shape with steam on a cotton setting.

These are just the first of the bibs that I started last year before we had news that my 25 year old daughter was going to have a hip replacement from a strange cyst growing in the joint. I packed all the bibs away for another time to come. My daughter is doing great now, nearly a year later and I hope I can pick up all my unfinished projects and complete everything before the holidays. More bibs to come and have a great day!

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