Category Archives: Embroidery

Sue’s Underground Railroad Quilt

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Sue Coe made this magnificent Underground Railroad sampler quilt featuring quilt blocks used in quilts as signs for escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad. According to legend, a safe house along the Underground Railroad was often indicated by a quilt hanging from a clothesline, fence or windowsill. The blocks formed a type of code, communicating useful information. Along the edges the meaning of each block is embroidered in brown thread. The green print used in the sashing and gold print used for the legend tie these historic blocks together beautifully. I stipple quilted it for her using ecru thread to reproduce the look of the quilting found in many of these original quilts. A beautiful and compelling way to preserve this history and keep it alive.

Joleeta’s Embroidered Cats Throw

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Joleeta Hand made this cute throw featuring adorable Kitty Cats embroidered by her late husband. She sashed the squares with a purple solid and used a marbled purple print for the border. The throw is backed with our Tonal Vineyard Lilac Quilt Backing and our soft, stable Hobbs Heirloom batting is inside. I quilted it in “Twinkling Daisies” then made the binding from the same material it’s backed with. A very precious throw, Joleeta! 🙂

Double Wedding Ring Embroidery & Cross Stitch Quilt

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Madeleine Slappey made this unique quilt featuring the double wedding ring design hand embroidery and cross stitch. I quilted it for her by echoing the design with curved diamonds and arcs with royal blue thread. The quilt is filled with our soft Hobbs Heirloom batting and backed in green to match the sashing. There’s some beautiful handwork in this quilt! 🙂

Minecraft Quilt for Lance!

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I made this Minecraft quilt as Christmas present for my grandson, Lance Harmon. He loves building things in Minecraft and he needed a bigger quilt so I decided to make him a Minecraft quilt! I saw a picture of one that someone had done a beautiful job with and designed this one from that photo. It features a lot of things from Minecraft set in a field of black. I made the blocks and the title, “Minecraft” from 1 1/2” squares (1” finished size). It is backed and bound it in a Green Quilters Blenders backing print that we stock. Inside I filled it with our soft Hobbs Heirloom batting and I quilted it in “Diamonds” for him with green variegated thread. I machine embroidered the label using the same thread. He was all smiles when he unwrapped this gift at my house! 🙂

Purple & Green Throw!

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Libby Shepard made this Purple & Green throw that just pops with color! She used two alternating blocks that incorporate both appliqué and embroidery. The blocks are framed by concentric borders of white, purple and lime green. Our soft Hobbs Heirloom batting is inside the quilt and it’s backed with our Tilt-A-Whirl Purple quilt backing. I quilted it in “Flights of Fancy” and made the binding from the same material it’s backed with. This throw just smiles at you and seems to say “Spring is Here!” 🙂