Earlier, I mentioned the flannel baby quilt that our embroidery guild is raffling, and showed you some up close photos of some of the squares. Here are a few more squares up close, and some pattern and embroidery stitch information.
As far as hand embroidery goes, these quilt squares are as simple to make as they are cute. We found our patterns all over the internet. If you’re looking for free hand embroidery patterns, you can check out this list of free hand embroidery patterns online. The stitches used in the squares are simple hand embroidery stitches – perfect for beginners. If you’re new to hand embroidery and want to learn the basic stitches necessary for simple designs, check out my hand embroidery video tutorials. They’ll get you started with basic stitches so you can see how easy hand embroidery really is!
This pattern of little ducks on a pond is really cute! It’s worked in stem stitch and backstitch.
The Three Bears is a great story to tell to kids – they love the “Someone’s been eating my porridge” in a gruff, daddy bear voice. It’s a favorite with the toddlers in my family! So here’s a square to illustrate it. The square is worked in stem stitch, back stitch, split stitch, straight stitches, and seed stitch (for the filled areas on the yellow jacket and green overalls).
Here’s a chipper little Jack-in-the-Box fellow. He’s worked in stem stitch, backstitch, fly stitch, split stitch, and straight stitch.
And, finally, this square is worked in perle cotton, in stem stitch and lazy daisy. I love the bright colors on this one!
So there you have it – a few more squares for your perusal. The quilt is really darling in person! The pictures don’t do it justice, I don’t think! And it’s well-made, thanks to Marlene, the quilt expert in the guild.
Check out the complete flannel baby quilt if you want a full shot of the quilt!
The baby girl quilt is almost ready for assembly. The nice thing about working such a project is that, with everyone stitching a square or two in such basic designs with easy stitches, the embroidery part goes very fast! Even if you’re not working with a group, if you’ve got a child or a grandchild on the way, or you know someone who does, working up a small quilt like this isn’t so difficult, and, especially for the beginning embroiderer, it’s accessible and personal. Try it! You might like making one yourself!
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