Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Harvest Pumpkin Stitchery

In a September post I shared a photo of my Autumn
foyer decor that includes a pumpkin wall hanging.
Today I'd like to show you more details
 about that project that was stitched this summer.

The pattern was created by Crab-apple Hill
and was purchased from a quilt shop I like to visit
when traveling to Northern Michigan.
Look at all of the rich floss colors used in the stitching!

To transfer the pattern to my fabric,
large plastic paper clips secured the fabric to the pattern.
Since I have a glass top table, a lighted flashlight 
was placed under the table shining upward.
A colored pencil was used to trace the pattern onto the fabric.

The pumpkin outline was created using the fly stitch.  
The left half of the pumpkin features sunflowers.

Multi-color oak leaves and acorns
are a focal point on the right half of the pumpkin.

The Autumn themed words were the most difficult to stitch.
The letters were fairly small so extra care was necessary
to assure crisp, legible words.

My fabric stash included some striped fabric
 that repeated the floss colors so this was used
for borders and binding.

 A hand-written label on the back 
documents the history of the work.

Once the prep work was completed, 
this was a great project to carry when away from home
 and stitch when a few minutes were available.  

Thanks for letting me share this stitchery with you!

Until next time, live and love well.

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kitty said...

I absolutely love your embroidery work! What a treasure to have for your home.

Linda Primmer said...

Wow, what talent you have. The stitchery is beautiful....Love the finished result. I am your newest follower. I hope you come by and say hello.

Sue said...

I am in awe of what you created. It is beautiful! Someday I would like to get back to doing something like this.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh how pretty! Love the rich colors and the lovely design!

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Debra! How beautiful, I love the fall leaves on it. Happy Fall! Gina

Debra said...

how beautiful...you are very talented! : )

Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful pattern and stitching!!! I love to do embroidery. Laura

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Isn't that just so pretty! What a lot of work! You are just so good with all the details. You must have a lot of patience. Your light table is great! Now I wish I had a glass table, that works great!

Jann Olson said...

Debra I love this stitchery. Such wonderful colors. Your work is beautiful! The small words are certainly the most difficult. I usually use less strands on little words. I adore anything by Crabapple Hill and have done a few items. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with SYC.

Elena said...

You did a lovely job! I love all the colors.

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, how lovely! Your stitching is perfection. I love Crabapple Hill designs. I'm so glad you shared and I love your pretty vignette with your dolly and daisies.

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