Sunday, 25 May 2014

Embroidery friends, Malvern

I am a member of the group Embroidery friends,  it was formed when the Embroiderers Guild updated there web site and decided they would no longer have a members forum so this breakaway group was formed which is open to anyone not just Embroidery Guild members,  just as well as I did not renew my membership last year.   Anyway some of us got together to do a round robin.  There were 10 of us from around the globe and we each choose what we wanted our piece to be based on..  My theme was gardens and I posted a photo of the bird bath I had stitched.  To cut a long story short I received my piece back a couple of weeks ago and I am delighted with what everyone has stitched,  here is a photo



Isn`t it a beautiful piece,  have now to decide what to do with it once I can get the creases ironed out.

Now for a few more photos from the Malvern quilt show

              this is to me a cheerful quilt   not sure why but it reminds me of smiley faces


maybe one day I will have mastered applique,   well in my dreams if not on a quilt


                                  love quilts that tell a story  and this one has lots to see.


                               I would not mind living in one of these cottages




                                 as you can see this one got some awards,  beautiful isn`t it.
   hope you enjoy these

29 comments:

motidana said...

Your piece has turned out so beautifully . I love that little bird perched on the bird bath , and the flower vine looks so cute.
I wish I could have seen the Malvern quilt show , the pictures you have posted are absolutely awesome ! Must have been a very inspiring and informative visit for you , I`m sure

Annet said...

I do hope you didn't iron your lovely embroidery! It's better to damp stretch it if the threads are colourfast. Thanks for sharing these pretty quilts.

Nana said...

Lovely quilts and your embroidery is terrific.

Nana

Leelagovind said...

no doubt,a beautiful piece! i love the bird,ribbon flowers,frenchknot flowers and the pink roses!your work looks great..i always love quilts..thanks for sharing the different beautiful quilts..

Anneliese said...

OH yes, I enjoyed those colourful quilts. The round robin is so sweet!

Anneliese said...

And don't you iron it but damp stretch, damp stretch absolutely! I learned that ironing is a no no no go.
Try damp stretching It comes from Karen Ruane.

Monica said...

What a nice piece to get back from your round robin! You could make it into a mini quilt wall hanging, as one option.

It looks like it was a great show, even if you didn't have a chance to linger.

Chyfey said...

Margaret, Thanks for the quilt photos ,there are some amazing quilts there.Love your finished round robin and will be interested to see how you use it.

Queeniepatch said...

What a pleasant surprise to send out a bird bath and get a whole garden in return! Lovely!
There were some great quilts at Malvern. Is it your (or Cheryls) choice, or were there mainly colourful quilts?

Rebecca in AK said...

I love your round robin embroidery! Now you have a lovely embroidered garden! Wonderful quilts from the quilt show. They were each unique and beautiful in their own way!

Jane Galley said...

What a lovely stitched piece to remember everyone

Séverine said...

Your round robin embroidery is beautiful . The quilts of the Malvern exhibition are wonderful.

Anita said...

Lovely embroidery on the round robin

Mosaic Magpie said...

Lovely embroidery, the damp stretching does indeed work.

Jules Woolford said...

Lovely! And the quilts are fabulous. I hope you get to enjoy your next show without feeling so poorly. I am interested to hear about your Embroidery Friends group. I am very sorry to say after years I finally joined EG last year, but never again. I was so disappointed with the whole process and I consider I totally wasted my money!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

What what a lovely idea, good job I'm not in your group, I can hardly sew a running stitch! :) x

Gaia said...

I remember you posting, when you started embroidery piece, it has traveled, and has become very pretty. The quilts are beautiful,love the first one with all the bright and bold colours.

Anita said...

Beautiful embroidery! love the steps and the bird.The appliqué quilts are lovely,thanks for sharing.

Raewyn said...

The embroidered piece is lovely - a great idea for a round robin. Thank you for sharing the pictures from the show - there are some real beauties there!!

Raewyn said...

PS ALso enjoyed the previous post's photos - I LOVE the last one you showed from the show!!

Suztats said...

There's lots of nostalgia in your lovely garden piece. It reminds me of the embroidered pillow cases of my childhood. Enjoyed the quilt photos.

Kippy SoMature said...

wonderfully beautiful!! I too smile at the cheerful flower quilt - and the bird bath garden embroidery is delightful :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I so love your garden!

cottonreel said...

Thank you for showing the Malvern quilts , like I said before , I went without my camera

Susan In Texas said...

What beautiful quilts! I especially love the 12 Days of Christmas for quilters. Wow, that one is spectacular.

My first triangle was very intimidating, but I followed the instructions and it turned out not to be so bad after all, except for the major "oops" I managed to undo. The Dear Jane quilt is supposed to be a learning experience, and so far, it has really lived up to that description!

Take care,
Susan in Texas

Susan Hook said...

I remember when you started the round robin, it has made a lovely embroidery. The quilts are stunning, I can imagine all the hours of work that has gone into these beauties.

Createology said...

I adore your Birdbath embroidery. It is beautiful. I am always amazed at all the lovely quilts at shows. Thank you for sharing the photos. Creative Quilty Bliss...

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your round robin garden and bird bath is so nice and what a wonderful memento to have from everyone who stitched on it.

Lakshmi Sadala said...

Loved your quilts Margaret..it is one of my wish to make one quilt atleast..
I liked the theme of bird bath..stitches come nicely..looks beautiful..