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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Embroidery 101: Block Six

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Block six is here already! Wow, I don't know about you, but to me this Stitch & Quilt Along is just flying by...or maybe it's because I got a little behind this last couple weeks...and literally just finished stitching my block {while watching the entire BBC mini-series of North & South on Netflix, and listening to Rhonda's latest Podcast...}.

Anyway, I tried to make this block a little simpler to allow anyone who has fallen behind {like me!} to catch up a bit {I know that a lot of people have also been extra busy because of school starting back too!}.  Download the PDF pattern here and the JPG image here.

Embroidery 101: Block Six


This block relies heavily on back stitch, but does also feature the Split Stitch and Coral Stitch from this week's tutorials.  I was going to make the basket pink, but apparently wasn't paying attention to my own stitching, and did it orange instead...I really wish I had thought to add brown to our color pallet.

Embroidery 101: Block Six


For the flowers, I just back stitched circles and then added a French Knot to the centers, but you're welcome to make your flower bundle whatever you'd like! Also, I found it easiest to stitch the flowers first, before the running stitch in the picnic blanket.

Embroidery 101: Block Six Stitch Diagram

I am also going to extend this linky {and the linky to block five!} so we can see everyone's beautiful work. And if you post a photo of all six blocks you'll be entered to win some new embroidery needles, a handmade needle case, and a little travel pouch...happy stitching!


Don't forget to show and tell in our Flickr Group! Blog about making your blocks? Share your post here {Note: You must link to a specific post about the QAL, otherwise your entry will be deleted.}:


1. Sharon - NY
2. All six
3. Picnic block
4. CraftyTokyoMama
5. Mary on Lake Pulaski
6. Just Barely Made It
7. Not Quite Right
8. Block 6
9. Finished so far
10. Lisa Chavez



This linky list is now closed.

29 comments:

  1. How cute...and I used those colors in my last embroidery...minus the yellow. =) I wonder how it will look this time.

    One thing is that I should get it done quicker, now that the children are back to school.

    Thank you!

    PS...I love North & South! Have you seen Wives & Daughters? it's another great one...or Under the Greenwood Tree? =) I have a little collection of period pieces that I enjoy.

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  2. Wow...Block six is already here and I've yet to complete my block five. Anyway thanks Jennie for entend the link to Block five...hope I finish by then:}

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  3. Very good skills for creating such beautiful piece! Love what you do with that french knot sure is you can create beautiful flower from that technique. I wonder what's the easiest, the coral or the running stitch?

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  4. I just found you today via Madame Samm! Wanted to say your guest post was awesome!

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  5. Just read your post on Madame Samm. Thank you for sharing. Your tutorials are wonderful. I can actually see them. You do wonderful embroidery work.

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  6. I've done embroidery since I was about 10 years old but since I am a newer quilter I've never thought before about adding stitching to my quilts. A new plan for doing that will have to be in the works now. Thanks for the idea.

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  7. I hopped over here from Madame Samm's! I am really getting into adding embroidery to my quilts! Thank you for the clear pictures and instructions so I can add stitches to my repertoire! I follow you with Google Reader!

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  8. Oh my gosh, love this stitchery!!

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  9. Congratulations on your guest post with Madame Samm. It is great to see your enthusiasm for embroidery and your use of it in quilting. Your work looks lovely. I really love your use of colour. Look forward to lots more of your lovely posts.

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  10. HI. Just came from Madamme Samm's. Great post. I've been wanting to try embroidery for awhile but wasn't too sure about it. I've checked out your blog and I will definitley be trying some of the blocks you;ve shared. I love the step by step embroidery stitches you posted. They will help me so much. Thank you

    I'll have to share this site with Melissa at Happy Quilting.

    Ursula

    uschbear at gmail dot com

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  11. Thanks so much for your taking the time to share about your blog at Stash Manicure. Your embroidery is wonderful and looks like great fun!

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  12. Wow...I LOVE your embroidery!

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  13. came here from stash;;;i'm a follower!!!!

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  14. Love your embroidery!!!! I am a follower1

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  15. I popped over from Madame Samm's blog. Very interesting work you do. And your instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing your expertise with the rest of us!!!

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  16. Such a cute block. I have been looking through your blog and the embroidery tutorials are a great idea. I like to add embroidery to my quilts too.

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  17. I like to embroider I just don't know how to do all the stiches. I am going to have to go back and read all your tutorials and try one of your designs. I have an embroidery machine and do all my quilt labels with it but have not done much other than tea towels.

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  18. Jennie,
    I am over from Madame Samm's. I Love embroidery! Thanks to your step by step tute's I feel confident now to try!! I am following your Blog now too! Thanks Jennie!!

    Nancy

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  19. I am following you now... Came over from Sew We Quilt! Very nice post over there -- The embroidery is a wonderful addition to your quilts! Beautiful! Look forward to following and seeing your future posts and I will check out some of your past posts too!

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  20. Came over from Madame Samm's. Love your ideas. I am now a follower

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  21. I LOVE your embroidery designs! So fresh and pretty. It reminds me of pretty cards!

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  22. I'm sold on embroidery. Been doing some handwork lately and I'm really finding it relaxing. Love your designs.

    I'm thinking of using embroidery on a baby quilt and a wine bag. I can so see some french knots as grapes :-)

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  23. Each block is more interesting and lovely. Thanks for sharing. You have such great talent.

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  24. I just popped over and started following you guys thanks to Madame Samm! What a lovely site you have!

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  25. I am an excited new follower (thanks to Madame Samm!) and I am so happy to be here! I absolutely love doing hand work in combination with quilting - and I am thrilled to see your "Stitch & Quilt Along"...I will definitely be doing some reading and catching up on your posts today. :-)

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  26. Love your embroidery. I am actually working on a Christmas quilt that has embroidered blocks.
    Bonnie in Iowa browne426@hotmail.com

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  27. I cannot get the links on the page for block #6 to work!

    Help!

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  28. @Anonymous, I'm sorry you're having troubles. If you e-mail I can try to sort things out!

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  29. I have block #5 & #6 finished and on my blog - could only get one to the linky. They are both posted in the flicker group, too. They were completed while our valley was flooded by Irene - gave me comfort in the stitches while waiting to see what would be left.

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