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'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A bumble bee has found it's place

on the fabric that was once  my children's nursery fabric.

When I started this small crazy quilt, I knew I just had to incorporate a piece of this precious "memory" fabric into it.

 I then embroidered the bumblebee and I also embroidered the main part of the small flowers, including the trunk of the tree....................

I did not want to add too much embroidery to this piece..............

I want the delicate design to remain...........

I think this small stitching adds just enough..........
don't you?
As you can see in the bottom right hand corner........I have embroidered a daisy or two.........
but that will be for a later post to see.

I also decided to create one more border stitch........the little red french knot flowers add just enough "life" to this red piece of fabric.
I am almost through with this little piece of "craziness" and I will soon show you the whole quilt.
I am still not sure what kind of border I will add...........
do you have any suggestions?
I would love to hear.

14 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

That is such a pretty piece of fabric and you have embellished it nicely. Can't wait to see the whole thing. Hope your day is great. Tammy

staci said...

I love the bumble bee! And I love that you embroidered over the print in spots...so clever and eyecatching!

Flora said...

So beautiful and delicate! I never tire of seeing your work! Sorry I can't help with the border... I have a hard time imagining what looks good...I need someone to help:)

lil red hen said...

Just so pretty!! I would never have thought to embroider over the print; very clever. I'd think the more simple the border, the better?

Elmsley Rose said...

I'm not a CQ'er so I won't suggest - but you could always look through Sharon B's Pintangle - there are a million ideas there.

I don't actually *like* CQ very much, but your work is so pretty and delicate, and not overdone. And I love the bumblebee. He's lovely and fluffy!

Cindy said...

I love the idea of embroidering on the printed fabric. It really makes it unique!

Patty H. said...

So pretty! I love the bumble bee! Looking forward to seeing the entire quilt.

papel1 said...

So pretty. Nice embellishments and a meaningful piece.
Judy

Vickie said...

Kathleen, when you run across a piece of fabric that you used on your babies, do ya ever just pick it up and smell deeply and see if you can still smell "baby"? Boy, I do. Maybe it's my imagination or desire, but I can still smell that sweet little fragrance...

Your stitching is so delicate and not overdone. It's going to be beautiful and an heirloom for someone special!

ina said...

Cute bumble bee!

Kajsa said...

How pretty! I loved what you did with it!

Conni said...

Your stitching adds just the perfect touch to this piece of fabric - beautiful and delicate!

Marianne said...

Kathleen, Hello...

I was looking over some older posts and came across a comment of yours. So I decided to stop by and visit.

Your work is divine!! There is something so warm, cozy, and lovely about embroidery. I love your bumblebee, and the flowers are such a delight.

Peace and joy,
Marianne

peggy said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!