qotd, how do you fmq embroidery?? (pic)

toolgrannySeptember 11, 2011

I've never quilted embroidered blocks like this redwork I'm just finishing up. I've quilted applique with no problem but now I have to figure out how to quilt over redwork embroidery.

Have any of you done this and what did you do? I worry a meandering through the embroidery will affect the stitching. Or, maybe just meander with invisible thread??


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This is just my opinion, but I don't think I would quilt over the images at all. Can you SITD around them, then maybe echo stitch very close to the outer-most red stitch line? Then just tack the center?

I would save the meander or other FM quilting for the border and sashing.


    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 8:24AM
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Good grief, Linda, your redwork makes mine look like preschool drawings and you're worried about quilting it? Ok, now that I have that out of my system, I agree with Kate....echo quilt where you can. Nice work!!!!


    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 8:56AM
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I have no clue! But I love the redwork! Did you do that??? Very nice :-)


    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 8:56AM
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Nice work! I think I would stitch around the frames in each panel. I haven't done much quilting with hand embroidery, but do try not to quilt over it. I think it takes away from it.


    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 9:14AM
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That is beautiful Linda!!!! I agree with all above. Since it is a wall hanging I would just SITD in the shashings around the redwork.
I have seen some quilting by adding embellishments to the stars, snowman etc. and it looks great.
BUT I love it the way it is and it will not be washed as much as a quilt will be.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 12:23PM
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I am with Beverly, I would SID around the frames with invisable thread. I don't believe it would require heavy quilting and the frames would enhance the embroidery.MHO

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 1:14PM
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Oh yes!!! What Rosa said!!! Add a few clear or silver metallic seed beads to the stars, to the center of the spirals on the snowman, in the center of the flowers. Just a few tiny beads would sufficiently quilt the panels and add a little sparkle too!


    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 1:25PM
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