Here are a few close-ups of the hand embroidered blocks for the Green Thumb quilt, that I shared a picture of yesterday. This is a design by Lynette Anderson Designs, and was bought as a kit from Cross Patch which included the set of patterns and all the fabrics required for the quilt top, including the backing and binding fabrics. These were all stitched using a selection of variegated Valdani threads. I've used a lightweight fusible interfacing on the wrong side of the background fabric, to prevent shadowing of the darker threads. My favourite embroidery needles are the Hiroshima Tulip menbroidery needles, and they're available in a variety of sizes. Once the embroidery was completed, these cameos were hand appliqued onto the block.
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