Wednesday, September 26, 2012


It's finished! The little quilt I've been working on for the Friendship Embroidery Mini Quilt Swap is all done. Soon it will be on it's way across the Big Blue Pond to it's new home somewhere in Australia. Sure hope the person who receives it will like it and enjoy it.
"Friendship's Offering" by Cyn;-) Forrest for the Mini Embroidery Swap
The poor little thing looks a bit washed out... I took the pic under incandescent light. Maybe waiting for daylight would have been better.  For a little bling, I stitched mini rick rack in the binding seam sort of like a flange.  The heart appliques are YoYo Hearts. They were fun to make. I like how it turned out.

On the back are Fast Finish Triangle Sleeves -- many thanks to the AAQI site that shares how to make these.  I put them on the top as well as the bottom of the quilt. To hang, just slip a stick or rod of some sort under the triangles and hang.  And to keep the quilt always hanging straight and flat against the wall, lay another stick - even a chopstick will do - in the bottom triangle sleeves.  The "label info" has been penned on the triangle sleeves with Pigma Pen. Unfortunately it doesn't show up in this photo, but it's there!
Embroidery design by Lena of the Stitching Cow; stitchery by Cyn Forrest
The center stitchery was quilted as it was embroidered. I usually work with a thin cotton batt behind the background as I am embroidering - it gives nice dimension to the stitches.  This was a fun project to do. More so because two local friends also participated and we cheered each other on. Nice. Many thanks to Lena of the Stitching Cow for her wonderful line drawing for the embroidery design, and thanks also to Michele at Quilting Gallery for putting the swap together... thank you ladies!

Until next time. . . I hope you have loads of time to stitch up something wonderful.

Quilty Hugs,


Cattinka said...

That turned out very pretty, I like the way the yoyos look on it, and I got to try that triangle thing to hang a quilt soon, that sounds easier than sewing on a sleeve.

Rosa Robichaud said...

That is absolutely ADORABLE, Cyn!!!

Love the yo yo hearts... it adds that extra little touch!

Tks for sharing!


Emily said...

So beautiful! What a lucky recipient :-)

Linda said...

Very sweet! The colors are so nice and your embroidery looks great.
I love the triange sleeves on the back. A friend of mine showed these to me last year at a retreat and I like to use them for small things. A nice little time saver.

Elly D said...

Oh Cyn! You've made such a beautiful little quilt. Love it!! Who ever the person is who receives this is one lucky lady! hugs Elly

Lori said...

This is very pretty. I like the extras you did (rick rack, yo yos) Im sure she will love it, a lot of work went into it

Pat from Florida said...

Cyn, this turned out so wonderfuly! Wish it was flying my way, but since it's going across the big pond, it's not! Mine is headed to Australia too. Will go in the mail tomorrow.