Sunday, 25 February 2018

barijquiltalong {update}











I spent a bit of time this afternoon handstitching all my Dresden Plates down for my barij and southerncharmquilts "wild bloom" quiltalong blocks. After a bit of chopping up & changing things, I've ended up with a variety of centres using pretty fabric and vintage doilies.
I'm very new to embroidery, but I decided that this QAL is the . perfect . time to try out a few stitches, so I've had a go and added some additional little cross-stitches & french knots too. In the big scheme of things my handmade stitches will be fine I'm sure. Oh, and, I also made up this week's pattern ''arrowheads' block, quick & easy, so I'm all up to date :)

Getting so close now to having a finished quilt top
It's great seeing all the different versions of this quilt, pop over here for a little look 
Linking up for 'slowsundaystitching' here
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18 comments:

  1. Oh these are so beautiful, all of them. I bet they are incredibly relaxing and rewarding to work on!

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  2. These are very pretty,your finished quilt will be beautiful.

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  3. really pretty and hopefully restful.

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  4. The plates are looking great on the blocks and I also love the flying geese on the print background.

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  5. Your Dresden plates are beautiful and the embroidery only enhances them. This is going to be so special.

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  6. The different Dresden plates blocks are great. Love the flying geese block too.

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  7. love combining embroidery with quilting

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  8. I enjoyed seeing the creative centres you made for your dresdens!
    Love that photo of blocks with the green dish!

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  9. You fabric selection is gorgeous. What a beautiful quilt you are making

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  10. Lovely choices. I like that you did not center all the dresdens on the background; it adds more movement.

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  11. Such beautiful Dresdens with the addition of the cross stitch and lace, I can't wait to see your finished quilt!

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  12. I went over and checked out the different versions, I like your arrow head block the best.
    And great embroidery and stitching!

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  13. Your Dresdens are beautiful with their embellished centers. They are perfect centers for those blocks!

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  14. Beautiful blocks, and just the right amount of embellishment. I like that the background is pieced and not all the Dresdens are complete - it keeps lots movement in the piece.

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  15. Love these whimsical dresdens... can't wait to see how things all fit together.

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  16. I love all the little bits of embroidery - this will be a quilt that you could spend days finding all the delightful details.

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  17. Love the vintage vibe from the fabrics and the more modern improv piecing. It's looking gorgeous.

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  18. Linda! These look beautiful. I'm in love with your embroidered centers. All the heart eyes!

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