Saturday, May 21, 2011

Doodle Embroidery Block Quilt

My new exciting project is called the Doodle Embroidery Block Quilt. The quilt will feature 20 doodle drawings that were drawn by myself and hand embroidered. I know I was a tease about the details of this project and it did take all my might not to share it sooner. Hopefully you will love it as much as I do and want to join along.
The idea came into my head when I was doodling one night for my art journal. Looking down at the piece I thought it would be nice to have a quilt of all doodles. That was the ah ha moment. I began drawing something I knew I could stitch up. Keeping in mind the whole time how happy it is to even think about this sewing project. That is when the first block was born "I'm Sew Happy".
Tulips, sunshine, rain drops, and a dove are just a few of my little doodles that made it to the stitching process. Buttons always come to my mind when I think of sewing. Being that it is spring here, I tried to give the block a spring feel with flowers, a caterpillar, an ant, a butterfly, and a happy rainbow.
I had the design transfer to fabric for me - that is my least favorite part about embroidery, transferring designs.  The lines will not be erased with water like most transfer pens but it really made me focus on the lines. I had to stitch the design exactly how I had drawn it in order for the lines to not show up all over.
Funny how when I was finished with the last stitch I sat back and said "I'm Sew Happy" and that was the exact feeling it was meant to give. If anyone wants to join in and make this block quilt or if you just like this sampler pattern (it would also look mighty cute in a little frame) I have ordered 30 of them to put in my shop. Don't worry if they run out I will place another order and can reserve one for you, just send me an email. For a closer look just click on the pictures for a larger picture.
Now how would you like a chance to win one? Head over here for details.


greenrabbitdesigns said...

No wonder you're 'sew' happy, it's 'sew' pretty! :)
Vivienne x

Anonymous said...

I love it! Makes me happy too.

Micaela said...

they are SO PRETTY amanda!!! i had been looking forward to your project and it's better than I could have ever imagined! i'm lucky to have one of your handmade pieces (my favorite of our swap!) and it's such a personal, charming touch in our home, all thanks to you! xoxo

liz said...

They are lovely and a brilliant idea. I'm making a quilt for my daughter who will be 18 in July and will be adding some patches of embroidery. I'm not so good though and rather slow. Beautiful work. Liz xxx

La Vie Le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning said...

Amanda, I love your creativity! Really pretty!
Joyce Goeppinger