Saturday, August 20, 2011

Do You See a Difference?

This is why hand embroidery stitches make such a difference in your art work. Look at this drab little bird sitting in her dull little nest contemplating a boring morning.

Now look at her! She is thrilled to be stitched! Rejoicing in her newly embroidered nest, she sings to the morning sun and declares, "I am stitched and alive!"

Stitch something today and bring your quilt to life. And cheer up a bird too.

10 comments:

MarĂ­a Cristina said...

Gacias Laura!!
Los detalles cosidos a mano son relevantes.

Susan said...

The stitching really does add a lot to that little quilt! I have a question though...when you outline an object (like the bird in this quilt) do you stitch through the background fabric and the bird fabric or do you just stitch right next to the bird fabric?

WoolenSails said...

What a fun piece, love this one. I am almost done with my ark piece, then I need to add some stitching. It is folk art, so won't be doing a lot of embellishing, more detail and some when I have the batting in.

Debbie

Linda said...

What a cheerful design! I agree that embroidery really gives it a punch and brings it to life!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

I adore your hand stitching Laura. It is as clear as a birdsong in the morning! LOL However, I am lazier, so I do my free motion couching style!

Megan said...

I love this "new" trend of embroidery on quilts. I think it adds so much personality to a quilt. I also like to use embroidery on patterned fabric. So much fun.

Laura Wasilowski said...

Hi Susan,
When stitching the little bird, I ran an outline stitch right next to the bird fabric stitching into the background fabric.
Thanks for stopping by the blog!
Laura

happyscrappychick said...

You are amazing, these are some of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. I am not a quilter myself but I do sew and have a few quilts of my Great Grandmother from the 30's , beauitiful feed sacks fabric and all. I love how you embroider to add texture that is beautiful. I am an avid crafter and work mostly with paper but can sew( I made an apron for my 9 year old last night just because she needed it) I saw you have classes I just cut myself with my circle cutter on my self healing mat. When I was pregnant I was going to quilt so I had to buy everything. But my mom ended up making the quilt and now I'm glad she did because it's a beautiful memory. I don't know how far away your classes are , so I will check that out I would love to meet such a creative soul such as yours and thanks for the wake up this morning , I rarely fine interest like this before 8:00A.M.
Thank you again , Joanne Mehlhaff ( Scraps in Life blogger)

happyscrappychick said...

Ugh I am writing back to say I think I signed up for your blog under my friends blog that's what I get for letting her use my computer , I will go back and try that again, I need to see your work more and get back her this is just so beautiful I don't want to leave your page. Thanks again, Joanne

Veronica F. Montana said...

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