Fall Embroidery and Quilting Projects

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I’ve made a few pieces that incorporate my TV-time embroidery panels.  I made another set of cushions for my vintage folding chair.  The nice thing about a folding chair is that it can also go outside very easily.  I just happened to have a blue granite ware coffee pot and skillet to accompany the cushions.
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One of the designs I used for embroidery on a table mat is an adaptation of a decorative painting pattern by Helan Barrick.  I used to love to paint her Amish boys and girls.  I adapted this one for fall.

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I used another vintage embroidery pattern to stitch a scarecrow with a crow on his shoulder.  I outlined the pattern in black embroidery floss and then used crayons to color the design.  After using the crayons, I placed a piece of white paper on top of the panel and pressed with a hot iron to set the colors.

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I made a quilt for my table mini-quilt rack with a 1930s-40s era pattern of a scarecrow and chubby birds.  I especially like the way the trees are worked in this piece.

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Now, it’s time to think about some small projects for the Halloween season.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

5 thoughts on “Fall Embroidery and Quilting Projects”

  1. Just wonderful…each of them! How cool that you had the same coffee pot as the one you stitched!
    I’ve done the crayon coloring on quilts before. It turns out very pretty. Today I purchased some Luminaire fabric paints to play with. I hope they work as nice.

    Thanks for sharing your ideas & handwork. I’m always very impressed with all you do.

  2. Lillian, these are all so pretty! –But my favorite has to be the pillow with the coffee pot. Love the quilting/piecing you did on all the beautiful things. I have some embroidery patterns that I’ve been wanting to start on, but just haven’t had the time. You’ve inspired me to get them out and finally begin!

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