Linking Decorative Stitching at Tuesday Archives

Val's Quilting Studio

This week's themes for Tuesday Archives at Val's Quilting Studio are: Dear Jane Quilts, Decorative Stitching & Designs.  

I have done some decorative stitching, so I decided to link to that theme. The quilted wallhanging pictured here was designed by me as my entry into The Quilt Show contest "Big Love" in 2010. The requirements of the contest were to include the word LOVE, use wonky flowers and use embroidery. It was the first time I had entered any contest beyond the local quilt guild challenges. While the quilt did not win popular vote, I feel like a winner by stepping out of my normal realm of quilting by entering. 

Approximately 30" x 40"
I included this quilt on my Love-Themed blog on February 14, 2014; but I did not show any of the decorative stitches. So I will show them below.

Hand stitched French knots in the flowers and chain stitching around
the peace sign and letters.

One of my machine's built-in embroidery stitches around the fused
edges of the paisleys.

More chain stitching and wonky flower with French knots.

A close-up showing a little bit of all of the decorative stitching.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look. Thank you, Val, for the linky this Tuesday. Be sure to visit the other blogs linked up for Tuesday Archives. 

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Val's Quilting Studio said...

You are very welcome Nancy...when Ya link up be sure to grab yourself a highlighted button!!!

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

So...... Groovy! Love it-reminds of Peace-Love & Bobby Sherman! What a Fun post.

Jasmine said...

Beautiful stitching, but my favorite part is the flowers.