Greetings friends it has been a real battle of the wills here in Rockwall Texas. My Heirloom Embroidery Hoop Quilt and I have gone around and around. There were even some days that ended with me in a pouty huff. Everyone in my house knew they needed to give me a wide berth. Sadie kept her head low and the whites of her eyes showed more white than her brown pupil. My hubby quietly shut his office doors and drew the blinds. Jemma, the linen and embroidery hoops where at war.
Fighting with fabric is not fun. It is nearly painful enough to give in and go belly up. I have pulled out all of my sewing supplies more times than I can count with the intentions of that being the day that this Embroidery Hoop Quilt would be complete. Finished, hung, and perfect….dream on lady.
So, with this being a tale and a tutorial I am going to break it up in two segments. Let’s start at the beginning, with the sketch of what it was I had going on in my mind.
You see when I embarked on this project I had an awareness that Vintage linen is a different character. A while back I shared with you all on how to care for keepsake linen. But what I didn’t know about vintage linen is that it looses it’s ability to hold it’s shape.
First off I love vintage fabrics as much as I love embroidery hoops, jars, old books, warm chocolate chip cookies and sunshine.
So, when I set my mind to using total vintage then total vintage it had to be! I had to relinquish “perfect,” and focus on heirloom and memories. There really was no going back and now I am glad that there wasn’t.
So, let us begin at the beginning with a design and a supply list for the first part of this tutorial.
As I think about the design of this quilt or any handmade project for that matter, there are always endless possibilities and a variety of methods to express yourself. So, please do not limit your own creativity by this design. I am here to encourage and inspire you. For example there are so many materials that can be used to attach the hoops to one another twine, chains, wire, embroidery floss, yarn…
My Heirloom quilt is a true labor of love, and yours will be too! Every inch of this fabric is from my family and has rich History and a story to tell. I am happy to share my project with you and if you choose to proceed I will be back next week with a tutorial on how to assemble it all together.
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One final thought. ( I bet you are thinking please Jemma just quit typing!) Now you know why my hubby shuts his office door….
Thank you SO much for sharing your stories on how you are personally Making It a better world, a more creative space for you and yours and for encouraging one another!
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