14 October 2016

A Little Happy Sew Along ~ Merry Christmas Mini Quilt ~ Part 3 Embroidery

Welcome to week 3 of the Merry Christmas Mini Quilt sew along, I hope that you've all enjoyed the applique from last week.

This week is embroidery week.  As you know I love hand embroidery, so the Mini Quilt did of course have to incorporate some in to the design.   I've kept things simple though and stuck to a traditional redwork design and also used just two stitches, Back Stitch in the main and Satin Stitch for the berries on the holly.  

Here's some close ups for you......

I used 12 wt Aurifil #2260 for my embroidery and a Merchant and Mills Straw Needle.  I did not hoop up the mini quilt, I simply held the fabric and stitched.

Both embroidery patterns can be downloaded HERE.

If your new to embroidery, you may find these 'a little happy tutorials' useful:

For how to transfer the embroidery pattern, take a look HERE and for how to stitch Back Stitch, take a look HERE.

Next week we'll be making the little felt stockings, so I hope that you'll join me then and don't forget Mum (Penny) and I would love to see your progress, so please do use the hashtags, so we can take a peek! 

#alittlehappysewalong or/and #prettyfabricsandtrims

Happy Stitches!

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