Sue’s Birthday Gift

Sue has been working on a birthday gift for her brother for a very long time.  If you have ever done embroidery, you know how long it takes.  Personally, I have recently re-discovered (my mother embroidered, and I also did a bit of it as a child when I was in Girl Scouts) embroidery, and I LOVE it! Embroidery is something to keep my hands busy when I am travelling or in the evening when I feel like I need to be doing something.

Here is a full shot of the quilt.  The  pattern for this is called Vintage Tin by Crabapple Hill Studio.  You can buy that pattern here.

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There are so many little things you can add to embroidery with quilting.  For me, I’m delighted when a customer brings me an embroidered quilt and wants me to add special details to it.  So, this is what I did.  First off, I added gears to each corner.  The flying geese were simply outlined with another triangle in between.

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For the top row of oil cans, etc. I made it look like a wooden wall and wooden shelf in a garage or work area.  I added more oil cans and put more interlocking gears in the block under it to the right.

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In the 3rd row down, I basically outlined everything, but added grass and gravel to the driveway.

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And, in the bottom row, I basically outlined once again, adding some texture to the already awesome picture.

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Sue told me her brother loved it.  I can’t see how he wouldn’t.  She did a fantastic job and spent a lot of time on this.

 

Author: cowtownquilts

Professional longarm quilter and thread artist in the Kansas City area.

2 thoughts on “Sue’s Birthday Gift”

  1. Love it! I’m making this quilt, and it does take forever. Love how you quilted it. You have a great knack for finding those hidden details and highlighting them with your quilting!

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