Here’s a nice selection of free-style embroidery stitches, worked in individual heart motifs. Jeannine was practicing different stitches, so she decided to work some redwork hearts for a quilt, using a variety of stitches to try them out. Good idea – and the results are really nice!
If you’ve been hand embroidering for a long time, or even if you’re just now getting into needlework as a “newbie,” you’ve probably already discovered there are hundreds of embroidery stitches! In fact, this is one of the great things about surface embroidery – you can really work with a variety of stitches, and create a whole, almost limitless range of looks, just by altering your stitch choice. With all the stitches out there to try, I swear, embroidery is just one of those hobbies you could never get bored with!
Jeannine is relatively knew to embroidery – but I think she does a terrific job on her work, and I love the idea of these “sampler” hearts that employ a whole bunch of different stitches. It’s a great idea to try out stitches, and using the squares for a quilt is a great way to make use of the sampler, without just stashing it away.
So, here they are – a whole series of sampler hearts:
Nice, aren’t they?? I’m quite taken with that bunny in the last one! He’s hilarious! I like the “primitive” look to the blocks. But most of all, I like the variety in the stitches!
Great job, Jeannine! It looks like you’re having a BLAST with your needle ‘n thread!