September HQAL Update

This HQAL (Hand Quilt-A-Long) update is not going to be about the project I chose for the HQAL – The Grandmother’s Garden. Grandmother’s Garden is laying dormant on the table behind the couch and although it has been calling to me, I have been ignoring it. She is in the same state as she was at the last update:

Still in this stacked form.

I have been working on the plan for the embroidery for each flower and will show that on a later update. I have seriously gotten the embroidery bug:

Heirloom Family Sampler for our summer EGA project.
Embroidery class project – San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (online classes)
Stitches learned – Raised Stem, Coral Knot, Wheat.
Embroidery class project – San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (online classes)
This is the wing for the bird above. The class was on stumpwork. I learned the Long and Short stitch
Pulled thread class at my EGA. This coming week we will be learning different kinds of hem stitching to do over the pulled thread part.
Something I saw on FB and wanted to recreate. It was a video showing different fun stitches – I will be putting rosebuds on the stems of the vine.
3-D hair. My grand uncle used to bring my sister and I postcards with 3-D images on them. This is nothing like those, but it reminded me of them.

So this is what I have been working on. I will get to my Grandmother’s Flower Garden soon, I have just been floating to whatever project, media and skill that calls me at any given moment. It just seems to be what I need to do right now.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie

I’m also linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitch Sunday.

12 thoughts on “September HQAL Update

  1. Hi ~ You really have been busy and your hand work is gorgeous on these embroidery pieces. That hair is fabulous! Love the ‘stem’ work too – are those little french knots? Miss Flower Garden can wait with pieces like these being created 🙂

  2. OMG! Can you come teach me how to embroidery that beautiful of stitches! Hugs

  3. Lovely stitching, all your projects!

  4. You certainly do have the stitching embroidery bug! All your pretties are lovely. Love the lovely lady! As for your Grandmother’s Garden……she needs to be out on display, even if only in little flowers. =) It is so pretty.

  5. These are quite amazing! Grandma’s Flower Garden will wait patiently for you I’m certain!

  6. Your stitching is looking beautiful, I love the 3D effect 😍

  7. Beautiful stitching, I’ll have to have a look at the San Francisco School of Needlework.

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