Good evening Ladies & Gents. I hope your all well. x
I’ve been working on a little project that used both hand embroidery and quilting…….my two favourite crafts.
I started by using free patterns from the lovely lady at http://www.red-brolly.com . If you haven’t visited this site then your missing out on loads of lovely treats.
I copied the patterns on to tracing paper and then pinned the paper to a square of calico which is other of my favourite fabrics.
I hooped the pattern and the calico, grabbed a skein of pillar box red embroidery thread and a Chenille needle. I stitched using three strands but you could use two.
I really like the simplicity of redwork and these designs are just adorable.
I couldn’t decide whether to make a table runner or wall hanging. I couldn’t decide so I’ve gone with the two in one option.
For the wadding a used our craft cotton battling. Such good quality wadding and great to machine quilt with.
As always I use 505 spray to make a quilt sandwich
I grabbed some material off the shelves and cut, basted, quilted and added binding and this is what happened.
I think its going to have to go on display in the haberdashery for Christmas. What do you think?