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.

Update:  Find this quilt and more in the 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.

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!
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