A Modern Welcome- Month 7

This month we will be adding the embroidery. I am using the Aurifil Ne12 wt in two colours.

Embroidery threads perfectly match my fabric

Embroidery threads perfectly match my fabric

I simply type in the words I want to Embroider in MS Word. I highlight the words and then audition fonts and letter sizes until I find one that I like.

Keep in mind that you will be embroidering these letters. Depending on your embroidery skills, the letters can be as plain or as fancy as you desire.

I used all Capital letters in the Ariel font.  Choose words for your BOM; print them; trace them onto your quilt top using a light-box or a window and a marking pencil. I used a Sewline pencil .

The letters were embroidered first in a chain stitch in one colour and then outlined using a back stitch in a second colour.

An outline with back stitch adds definition to your letters

An outline with back stitch adds definition to your letters

You are not limited to words. Ladybirdee has added embroidered vines and texture to her leaves in her Modern Welcome.

Ladybirdee's feathered friend applique design

Ladybirdee’s feathered friend appliqué design

Here are some hand embroidery stitches to get you started on the message for your wall hanging:

Jennie & Clara of Clover and Violet have a great set of “Embroidery 101” instructions, with clear illustrations, on their blog:

 Chain Stitch

 Back stitch

 Stem Stitch

Bari J of We Love French Knots has useful video instructions on her blog:

Back Stitch

Stem Stitch

Chain Stitch

Coral Stitch

We would love to know how you use your Ne12wt thread to enhance your projects.

Next Month, the quilting begins!

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