Hand Embroidery Art Quilt

Exuberant, approximately 16 X 16 inches, is an art quilt with a wonky shape and lots of color. Created on a base fabric that is hand painted, the piece has hand embroidery, touches of additional paint and is quilted by machine. It's an expansive celebration of texture, color and surface design, inspired by a stitching and quilting method developed by Fiber Artist Carol Ann Waugh.

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Update:  Find this quilt and more in the new book 350 Quilting Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets: How to be Better at What You Do. This quilt can be found in the section "Hand Quilting with Other Stitches" (and another Art Quilt I made is featured in the section on Embellishments). So excited to be a contributor!

What a great book! It covers choosing equipment, preparing fabrics, color confidence, working with quilt patterns, cutting skills, patchwork techniques, appliqué and embellishments, binding and finishing and so much more. Great for quilters of all levels, it is an amazing all in one resource.

This art quilt is my take on the book and online course Stupendous Stitching taught by Carol Ann Waugh. The course is available to stream at Bluprint. Click below to see the course (affiliate link).

Bluprint also offers many other great Online Quilting Classes

I think what really enhances my piece is the hand stitching. I made great use of The Embroidery Stitch Bible to find a variety of cool stitches.

It's a small coil bound book, easy to use with photographs of the completed stitch and step by step instructions.
And invaluable resource for adding details to this project.
This art quilt has french knots, satin stitch, fly stitch, seed stitch and many more. Such fun!

Looking to make your own? Try the Stupendous Stitching course. I highly recommend it. Taught by a warm, engaging, encouraging and interactive Fiber Artist, this course is a real treat. I give it 5 stars and a french knot!
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