You might remember I began an embellishment robin with some quilty friends about a year ago. My project was the She Believed wall hanging that I sent off for to the other quilters in my robin group to be embellished.  Then I received Kathleen’s National Seashore project to work on.

Now I’d like to share the block I made for Deb’s project….embellishment quilt with jean pocket

Debs instructions were to make a quilt block (crazier the better) ~ no size requirements, use the fabric she had in her box of goodies (which was mostly Kaffe, batiks and silks), or use something from my stash and attach an embellished jean pocket to it.  Debs plan is to put all the blocks from each robin member together and make a crazy wall hanging for her sewing room that she can stash some goodies in (hence the pockets).

I started with this butterfly which is a scaled down version of my bom#3.  I used silk scraps Deb had in her box.  And I had some fun with embroidery stitches too!

embellishment quilt with jean pocket

I worked for some time decorating the pocket… I love using wool, and Deb had some beads and lace in with her goodies so I added some bits of that too.

embellishment quilt with jean pocket

The flower on the left was inspired by one I saw on pinterest.  It probably took me the longest to do… made of wool, yarn, beads, and lots of little French knots.

embellishment quilt with jean pocket

The leaves have some wool applique, and the stem was made from yarn strands.  I couched the yarn with x stitches which made it appear sort of braided.

embellishment quilt with jean pocketI especially like the “Sew… a needle pulling thread”  saying since Deb is also a singer in the local community chorus!  Pretty clever, right? I could hear Julie Andrews singing DO~RE~MI lyrics in my head for weeks! (smiles)

embellishment quilt with jean pocket

The partial wedge block that the jean pocket is attached to was left over from another project ~ I love finding homes for orphan blocks!

embellishment quilt with jean pocket

The last and favorite thing I added was this little guy… he’s about the only spider I’d call cute!  Did you know spiders (or is it spider webs?) were meant to be good luck on quilts?embellishment quilt with jean pocket

Thanks for checking out my project!  I’ve received my She Believed robin back and I can’t wait to show you!



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3 Comments on “Embellishment Robin ~ Take 3”

  1. I really enjoyed reading your post and slowly looking over your wonderful stitches and project! You did a fabulous job on creating this glorious project. I hope that you do not mind, I pinned it onto my hand embroidered designs board on Pinterest for everyone to see and link back to your sight and read about it. I have really been getting more and more enticed by hand embroidery all of the time. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!