Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dashing Through the Snow



I'm so excited!   I just heard about the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show.   Just in time to go from being a blog wallflower to an actual participant!  As luck would have it, I have completed exactly one quilt (2 if you count the ABC class I took, where I made what is now a dog bed).  It just so happens that my quilt is a winter scene, which makes it a perfect fit for the the Christmas Quilt Show.

Be sure to check out the Quilt Show by clicking on   the Christmas Quilt Show  or on the link in the sidebar. 

So here goes:


   This is a quilt I finished this past February.  As you can probably tell,  I loooove machine embroidery.    This quilt was machine embroidered from OESD pattern # 12359. It is a wall hanging measuring 29 1/2" wide x 28" high.   The background is a solid light beige cotton, and the sashing is a solid black cotton.  Everything else is stitched.



 
 It's a bit hard to see the details in the overall picture, so here are some close ups so you can see the stitches. 
 


 

The embroidery was done on 24 individual blocks which were then pieced together, matching the pattern. The snowflake sashing is comprised of 20 additional pieces and 4 cornerstones.   
The horse was over 100,000 stitches.  The one tree was 53,000 stitches
Total stitches for the embroidery was approximately 500,000.

Batting and backing was attached and I did a stitch in the ditch to quilt it all together. Ribbon was attached to mimic window panes. I used a Kona solid in light beige for the background, and a black and gold print for the backing. It took me about 8 weeks to complete (sewing on weekends only).
I hope you like it!


                                                                  

35 comments:

  1. Like it? It is stunning!! Just love everything about it!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to post them.

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  2. Oh, I love this. What a great idea!

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  3. What a superb mix of technique in thread! Just wonderful and so glad you shared and joined in.

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  4. Very nice! Wonderful design. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  5. |This is stunning!! I am just curious...did you do this by hand or machine? The work is fantastic either way...since I don't do embroidery, I am fascinated by hand and machine work.

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    1. Hi, Marjorie. Thank you for your comments. All the stitching is done by machine, except for the binding which I hand stitched on the back.

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  6. Wow, that's a whole lot of embroidery, but it's beautiful!

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  7. I love this. What beautiful work. Elizabeth

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  8. Amazing what you can do with the Fancy Machines. Beautiful Quilt.

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  9. beautiful, how long did it take to stitch it all out...

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  10. oh, wow. This is neat. when I first opened it, I thought it would be a panel with added window sashes - but no! individually embroidered pieces. Very cool, and a pretty winter scene. :D

    And welcome to BlogWorld!!

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  11. Very nice , wow , that is a lot of embroidery ,you did an amazing job!

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  12. That's beautiful! What a lovely scene!

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  13. Wowiezowie - that is impressive!!! Well done!!

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  14. Wow....that quilt is fabulous....love that you showed details!

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  15. This is fabulous! I came over from the 2012 show.

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  16. Your work is stunning. It is so detailed. What a beautiful quilt!

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  17. That is just beautiful. Nice work!

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  18. Holy smokes!!! What a work of art, it's spectacular! :)

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  19. I do like it. What wonderful job you did.

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  20. That took some time. Wish I could see it up close. You will enjoy it for many years!

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  21. So beautiful! I love the way you made it look like we were seeing the scene from inside an old farmhouse. I can just picture myself in 1876, hanging out by the fire, waiting for my beau to come along and take me on a sleigh ride. But I am weird that way! Great job!

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  22. Oh my goodness... no wonder you have thread in your header! What a fantastic quilt. I thought it must be a panel at 1st glance too and then my jaw dropped. LOL

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  23. Eunice,

    This is incredible!! I thought you said you were just learning how to do MEA...you know exactly how to do it! Love your quilt. Your thread work is fabulous!

    Patsy

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  24. Lovely! The snow on the trees and all the detail is just wonderful

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  25. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL !

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  26. like it...... love it.... Iknow it takes a lot of time and thread to put ine of these together....wonderful job perfect to catch the feeling of the season
    in stitches

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