Transformation of Old to New

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Little Landscape (pre-stitched)

It’s not often you get a chance to transform something old into something new. But like a magician, I shall soon turn this old quilt (2005) into a snappy updated version. And all through the magic of hand embroidery.

littlelandscapestitch2Can you see it changing right before your eyes? Good, cause it’s taken me several hours and several TV shows to get it to this point. This is a small piece (9″ x 9″) so I’m using fine, size 12 threads on the rather small elements that make up the design.

6 thoughts on “Transformation of Old to New

  1. Your work is great without the embroidery but when did you start using it to enhance your quilts? It makes it look like two different pieces.

    • The hand embroidery on quilts began in the mid 90’s. (Gad, I’m old!) But it was simple and not as important to me as the free-motion machine quilting I was trying to learn.

    • It’s so fun transforming these little quilts and turning them into something full of texture and pattern!

  2. I thought that you had always embroidered your quilts so it is surprising to see that you have older quilts that need the embroidery.

    • My stack of art quilts stretches back to the early 90’s, Gene. Occasionally, I go through them and see if I can rehabilitate one. Although I’ve always done hand embroidery of one kind or other, it didn’t become a focus on the art quilts until the last 10 years or so.

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